Specific Programs
Projects and

Partner Perspectives

Reach Out and Read-Gary (ROR)

GLC "Learning Partner"
Mentoring Project

Dr. Seuss Celebration
"Read Across America"

Project R.E.A.D.
Reading Early Accelerates Development

Authors' Row

Financial Literacy Day

Book Club Extravaganza

International Literacy Day

Literacy Link

Summer Connections Brochure

Project "One-by-One
and Book-by-Book"

Barber Boosting Books

Pediatric Reading Rooms

GLC "Learning Partner" Mentoring Project

“Learning Partners” Gender Academy Mentoring Project- The Gary Literacy Coalition sponsors an elementary school-based mentoring program at both gender academies in the Gary Community School Corporation. These schools, Dr. Bernard C. Watson Academy for Boys and Frankie Woods-McCullough Academy for Girls, are located near low income housing developments. Mentors called “Learning Partners” are matched with each 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade student enrolled in these academies. Mentors visit their mentees during the school day at least twice per month encouraging excellence in academics and behavior. The U-Read literacy component of this project engages mentors and mentees in reading selected books and participating in large group book discussions each month. Special activities are planned to broaden the experiences of the students. Some examples of these activities are Barber Shop Days, Spa Days, Anti-Bullying Sessions with a Magician, Community Leader Presentations, Brandon Moore Day (NFL Football Player) as well as special incentives for students. “Learning Partners” provide additional support to students and teachers.