EWI of Richmond Literacy 2018-2019:

We have set one of our goals this year to enhancing and expanding our literacy projects.  EWI of Richmond continues to promote reading and education in the Richmond community. EWI of Richmond will continue its partnership with member firm The Children’s Museum of Richmond to collect books for local school age students.  In addition, EWI of Richmond has partnered with member firm United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, who teamed up with RVA Reads, a program of Richmond Public Library, to read at public preschools in the City of Richmond. Our volunteers will read a story from United Way’s Fostering Resilience Reading List and a book from RVA Reads, which students can take home with them. By volunteering, we will help children build critical literacy skills and bring the joy of books and learning to more Richmond families this holiday season.  Additional literacy programs are being planned as well, and will be updated as they are announced.

EWI of Richmond Literacy 2017-2018:

EWI of Richmond continues to promote reading and education in the Richmond community. To continue these goals EWI of Richmond  partnered with member firm Children’s Museum of Richmond to collect and distribute over 2,400 books for local school age students with their book bus.

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 Sandy Naumann, Director-At-Large, Email: Thank you for your interest in EWI and local literacy.