Become a Read901 Action Partner

Do you run a camp or provide regular programming for elementary students outside of school?

Literacy Mid-South is looking to partner with community organizations who work with elementary students in the out-of-school time space. Children who are not learning over the summer usually come back to school further behind than their peers--we call this summer slide. In order to prevent this, Literacy Mid-South provides literacy resources to camps and programs that operate over the summer and after-school during the school year.

Some of those resources include:

  • Curriculum

  • Staff Training

  • Free giveaway books for every participating student (summer)

  • Monthly meetings to discuss best practices with other summer programs in Memphis

  • And much more!

If you are an out-of-school time program provider and want support with providing literacy programming, please consider filling out Literacy Mid-South’s interest form below.

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale