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Summer Session 2017

The summer session is about to begin.  Our theme for the summer is “Sharing is Caring”. Important dates to remember: June 10, 2017 – New Tutor Orientation – South Strand Recreation Center – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm June 12, 2017 – Start of Summer Session – Tutors Only June 19, 2017 – Start of Summer Session – Scholars and Tutors August 14, 2017 – Last Week of Summer Session

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Palmetto Giving Day

Freedom Readers will participate in Palmetto Giving Day on May 2, 2017.  Giving Day is a nationwide online fundraising effort, organized in local communities. $83 dollars covers the cost of participating in one session of Freedom Readers program. We have set a goal for Palmetto Giving Day to raise $8,300, to cover the cost of all scholars in Georgetown for the summer session, our most critical season. We ask all of our friends and families to consider giving on this day.  Learn more -go to https://palmettogivingday.org/designee/freedom-readers  

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Red Carpet Event – Save the Date – Saturday April 29

Our annual Red Carpet Event will be held at the Maeser Auditorium, Horry Georgetown Technical College, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach at Market Common on April 29 at 1:00 pm.  We invite all participants and friends and family to come and share in the successes of our scholars, tutors, and team leaders.

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Mid-Session Tutor Training

The Mid-Session Tutor Training is a great opportunity for all tutors to network with tutors from other sites, improve their tutoring skills, and share ideas for our meetings.  Our next Mid-Session Tutor Training will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am – noon, at the South Strand Recreation Center on Scipio Lane in Myrtle Beach.  A gift card for $25 (to cover the cost of gas) will be awarded to each tutor from the site that has the greatest attendance. Will your site win??  

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Palmetto Giving Day

Freedom Readers will participate in Palmetto Giving Day on May 2, 2017.  Giving Day is a nationwide online fundraising effort, organized in local communities.  We ask all of our friends and families to consider giving on this day. More information to come on how to donate.

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Spring Session Dates to Remember

Team Leaders Meeting: January 7, 2017, Socastee Library, 10:00 – 12:30 New Tutor Orientation: January 21, 2017, Waccamaw Library, 10:00-11:30 Mid-Session Tutors’ Meeting: March 11, 2017, South Strand Recreation Center, 10:00 – 12:00 The session begins the week of January 23 (tutors only), and the celebration is the week of April 24.  

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Fall Session Dates to Remember

Team Leaders Meeting: September 10, 2016,  South Strand Recreation Center 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. New Tutor Orientation: September 17, 2016, Waccamaw Library 12:30 -2:30 p.m. Mid Session Tutors Meeting: October 22, 2016,  Location Pending 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Session begins week of September 19 (tutors only); Celebration is week of November 14

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Second Annual Red Carpet Awards

This event, held on June 11 at Horry Georgetown Technical College, was a celebration of books and the people who love them. Close to 125 parents, family members, tutors and scholars gathered to recognize excellence and achievement in the Freedom Readers program. Our host, Fedrick Cohens, did an awesome job of clearly stating our mission and emphasizing the importance of reading, learning and growing both in and out of school.

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Summer Session 2016 – The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Our summer session will be held the week of June 13, 2016 to the week of August 15, 2016.  Our topic for the summer session is “The Seven Habits of Happy Kids.”  Our session is based on the book of the same title by Sean Covey.  The 7 Habits are based on principles that have been enriching lives for generations — such as responsibility, vision, respect, teamwork and balance. New tutors are always needed for the summer session, so invite your friends and neighbors to join us.

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Lowcountry Giving Day – May 3

Save the Date – Lowcountry Giving Day – May 3 Lowcountry Giving Day – a 24 hour, online giving challenge – will be held May 3, 2016. Lowcountry Giving Day is a unifying event that gives citizens the opportunity to show that where your home is, your heart is.  On this day, the coastal community unites to make the lowcountry a better place to live, grow, create and learn. Your contribution to Freedom Readers will help place high interest books into the hands of children who are developing good reading habits that can propel them into leadership positions. Freedom Readers … Continue reading

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