The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is pleased to contribute to the advancement of literacy in communities across the country through BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools). This nationwide literacy program was first established in Los Angeles in 1993 by Barbara Bain. BookPALS currently claims 5 chapters throughout the country, with over 2000 dedicated volunteers who serve more than 100,000 preschool through 5th grade students weekly by reading aloud at public schools, hospitals, cultural institutions, and shelters, as well as on the phone and online.
BookPALS is founded on a clear premise: children must be exposed to the magic of books to develop a love of reading. Who better to make that magic come alive than actors gifted in the art of storytelling? The research shows that one of the best predictors of childrenís success in learning to read is being read to aloud. We hope youíll support the SAG Foundationís efforts for this valuable cause!
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation wants to send a clear message through our efforts: Our children and their education matter!
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