Literacy

EWI of Richmond Literacy 2015-2016:

EWI of Richmond is committed to promoting reading and the education of its representatives, member firms and community at all levels.  Since the chapter awards scholarships to high school seniors through EWISP and adult students in scholastic transition through ASIST, the chapter also volunteers in a local reading program to assist students at the elementary and middle school levels.  For two years, the chapter has partnered and helps sponsor a reading program with one of its member firms “The Richmond Raiders” through Project IMPACT.  The chapter representatives are invited to volunteer throughout the year along with The Richmond Raiders in planned after-school activities in which the school principals have pre-approved for supervised sports activities, reading group opportunities, and school pep rallies.   Through this partnership, EWI is positively impacting the local youth in the area.

Project IMPACT highlights the six pillars of character and engages the students in physical activities and reading while reinforcing these pillars of character.  As the football players, cheerleaders, and EWI volunteers divide the students into groups, each student group rotates through both the sports activities and reading stations.  The two books (Speak Up and Get Along by Scott Cooper and Incredible You by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer) are introduced and well received by students of all ages.

The Richmond Raiders and Project IMPACT have visited twenty-six schools and have impacted over 6000 students through this program.  EWI of Richmond is excited about the development of relationships afforded through this partnership in connecting with the school staff and the boys and girls in these schools.

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If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Stillman, Chair Literacy Committee, Email: jmstillm@vcu.edu. Thank you for your interest in EWI and local literacy.