Walk4Literacy is a pretty new and extremely important campaign in Sacramento to draw attention to and raise money for the literacy crisis in our region. You can read all the disheartening stats on below grade-level readers at Walk4Literacy.org. We’re in our third year, and it’s real exciting to see the momentum grow around this event. We had several new faces at our kick-off meeting, and so many refreshing ideas to get the party started. After the walk, the literacy festival invites all kinds of education and literacy-related agencies to share activities with kids and interact with folks who care deeply about literacy, too.
Because I am starting my clear credential program (!) in the fall, I will not be the volunteer coordinator this year, but hope to contribute during committee meetings and through outreach (look for the walking person around Sacramento!). I cannot stress enough the importance of this event, and am going to update my social media all-too-frequently in hopes that every person in our city will join us!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Starting at 9am
McClatchy Park to Cesar Chavez Park (4 miles)