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A Literacy Matters Endowment Fund has been established through the Waccamaw Community Foundation by a former Freedom Readers board member. The primary purpose of the fund will be to provide grants to Freedom Readers, Inc. and Horry County Literacy Council, Inc. for books and teaching materials or for programmatic needs. The foundation will introduce the fund to a wider audience to encourage and nurture its growth. The fund’s principal will never be touched, and only the interest generated will be used to help support local literacy organizations as the fund grows. The belief of the donor is that reading is … Continue reading
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The Myrtle Beach Sunrise Rotary Club presented Freedom Readers with 10 sets of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series on Thursday May 25, one for each site operating in Horry and Georgetown this summer. Rotarians stopped by the Freedom Readers office to make the special delivery. From left to right: Todd Rigler, Nate Rohler, Mark Nappier and Don Risher. Todd is an attorney at The Pearce Law Group. Nate is a banker at United Community Bank and incoming club President. Mark and Don are both partners at Joye, Nappier and Risher.
The area’s future talent was on display at the Freedom Readers 3rd Annual Red Carpet Awards ceremony at Horry-Georgetown Technical College on Saturday April 29. Twelve teams of scholars and tutors showed up and showed out, letting the more than 200 crowd members know what they learned from the spring 2017 fall session theme, Money Matters. Superior public speaking abilities, growing vocabularies, enthusiastic recitations, and positive music set this event apart from past Freedom Readers events. The scholars proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that what they learned at spring 2017’s 14 weekly meetings had a major impact on … Continue reading
We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and now our Fall 2016 Session is finally underway. We couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ve processed about 35 applications for new tutors. Amazingly, 25 of these new recruits joined us for New Tutor Orientation at the Waccamaw Library this past Saturday. Dr. Jamia Richmond, our director of volunteer training, shared the history of our organization and prepared the new tutors for one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. This week new tutors joined returning tutors at our 10 sites to become acquainted with the session’s theme: The Presidency. … Continue reading
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