SPARK Peace Event creates family fun out of recyclables

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SPARK Peace Event creates family fun out of recyclables

Boys & Girls Clubs’ SPARK Early Literacy Program promotes literacy in our Club members and it hosts fun nights filled with activities and learning experiences for the whole family. More than 150 Club kids and their family members attended this month’s SPARK Peace Event hosted by the Brown Street Boys & Girls Club.

The event’s theme was “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and featured activities created with recycled materials. Attendees had fun learning ways to respect our environment, with activities including crafting picture frames, friendship jewelry and sea creatures, the latter out of low-cost materials such as paper towel rolls, glue and tissue paper. Families also engaged in literacy games together and were offered the opportunity to take home as many books as they’d like to build their home libraries. SPARK students were given achievement awards to celebrate their participation in the literacy program and parents were rewarded for attending monthly family nights in support of their children’s reading efforts.

We’re proud to host fun activities for our Club families on a regular basis to continue fostering literacy skills and a love of reading in our children. Thank you to all the Club staff, families and AmeriCorps volunteers that make our SPARK events successful!