Posted November 6, 2017 by Lesley Siegel in "featured"

We WON!!!


Creative Readers, a program of the Port Washington Public Library, with support from Port Washington SEPTA, is one of twelve winners for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award, the nation’s highest honor for programs offering creative youth development in after-school or community settings.


Creative Readers, a program developed and facilitated by Elise May is an arts/literacy inclusion program which turns books into a multi-sensory experience for K-5th grade students offering all learners (students with and without disabilities) the ability to be challenged, motivated and successful. Using theater, art, movement and music, each lesson enables participants to bring a book to life and increase their love of literature. The program also offers a space for unique learners (some of whom are not schooled with their community peers due to their disability,) to socialize and work together creatively. High school volunteers are trained and paired with participants to model behavior and socialization skills offering social, emotional and academic growth for all.
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