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12 • The Optimist
Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) Members are committed to making a difference in their communities through service projects. These projects are often designed to assist other local youth, including the efforts of the Upper Merion Middle School's Junior Optimist Club. Members donated 12 boxes of books and many books on discs that they recorded, to Philadelphia Reads, a non-proft community organization.
Philadelphia Reads is dedicated to improving the reading skills of those with few resources. The organization has the goal of helping every third grader independently read on grade level by the end of their third grade year. According to the organization, about 33% of America's fourth graders are currently reading at or below the "basic" profciency level.
The project was inspired by the Martin Luther King Day of Service, which brought Upper Merion's Day of Service volunteers in contact with Philadelphia Reads' staff. Mindy Brennan, the Junior Optimist Club’s Advisor, said the Club plans to make Philadelphia Reads a regular recipient of their efforts.
JOOI Club Shares
the Gift of Reading
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