LEAF And PAKRAT
Since 2011, LEAF has been supporting the Partners And Kids Reading A-lot Together (PAKRAT) program in our District 742 elementary schools. PAKRAT provides books to all preschool through grade 3 students in District 742. PAKRAT has been funded with LEAF grants as well as generous grants given to LEAF from the Bernick’s Foundation (2012), The Morgan Family Foundation (2013) and the Otto Bremer Foundation (2014). As part of the program, students take a book home to read with their parent/partner each evening and then return the book, along with a brief worksheet about the book to their classroom teacher the next day. The program has been a great success, with our spring 2015 survey indicating:
- 80% of the students report that PAKRAT has made them a better reader
- 94% of the parents indicate they wanted the program to continue.
- 94% of the teachers indicate they feel PAKRAT has benefitted the literacy development of their students, and
- 95% of the teachers want the PAKRAT program to continue
How Can YOU Help?
The Summer Rotary Club/LEAF/District 742 PAKRAT Roll & Read Program provides a “library on wheels” during the summer months and serves as an extension of the school year PAKRAT program. We are in need of additional quality books of all genres to keep students reading so as not to lose the gains made during the school year.
GET ON THE PAKRAT BUS!
Make a difference! Contribute to PAKRAT!