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PBS KIDS Summer Literacy
Any time can be learning time, and summer is a perfect opportunity to raise a reader. WTVI PBS Charlotte will be hosting the PBS KIDS Summer Literacy program. This multi-platform learning initiative is designed to address the learning losses children experience when they’re away from the classroom – known as the “summer slide.”
Starting Monday, June 3, WTVI will offer 10 weeks of themed programming to inspire children ages 2-8 to explore and learn. Each week will feature episodes from a different PBS KIDS series. The line-up includes:
Beatties Ford Library Literacy Kick-Off!
Miss Beverly reads to the children
2013 PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest Winners
Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. We would like to invite you to join WTVI-PBS Charlotte as we encourage children to create their own stories and to take part in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.
The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a national-local contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. The Contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the 15-year national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.
Visit the website at pbskids.org/
As part of the American Graduate initiative, designed to educate and engage various stakeholders on the dropout problem, rally support and help coordinate efforts in communities, WTVI teamed up with several local partners to address the issue. These agencies are providing solutions and resources to increase the graduate rate.
Communities in Schools
To get involved or want more information about tutoring or mentoring volunteer opportunities in this area, contact the United Way of Central Carolinas at (704) 371-6255 or visit www.uwcentralcarolinas.org/volunteer
Ms. Beverly Dorn-Steele visits Junior Achievements!
American Graduate and
Stratford Richardson Y Achievers team up!
WTVI teamed up with the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and Youth and Family Services to produce several public service announcements during November’s Adoption Awareness Month. The PSA’s, one of which featured WTVI’s Ms. Beverly and Seemore Goodstuff, were designed for children to recruit for themselves and present themselves in a favorable light to the public. The kids were also able to discuss adoption and what it means to have a permanent home.
Supported by grant funding and donations from viewers like you, WTVI is proud to:
- provide speakers, activities and curriculums to support teachers in the classroom
- partner with local organizations to meet community needs
- host sneak preview events for PBS and Local programming
- support professional development for adult learners
From community events, to educational workshops to online resources to professional development, WTVI strives to fulfill its mission to serve as a personal gateway to lifelong learning.
GED & Workplace Essential Skills
WTVI provides the GED Connection program for adults to obtain their GEDs by watching television programming and completing chapters in a companion workbook. GED Connection airs weekdays at 5:30am.
WTVI provides Workplace Essential Skills for adults who are looking for a new job or want to improve their skills. The program teaches the viewer how to develop career goals and make plans to attain them and airs weekdays at 5:00am.
For more information on WTVI outreach activities or to schedule a speaker, contact:
Beverly Dorn-Steele, email@example.com or (704) 371-8840