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Literacy Matters Endowment Fund Established with WCF

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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Igniting a Love of Reading: August 28 at Bonfire Tix $100

Join us for this fun and fantastic event! Tickets are only $100 and amount to the sponsorship of one scholar for an entire session.  

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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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Sunrise Rotary Donates 10 Sets of Scholar Favorite

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.

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Red Carpet Awards Highlights

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

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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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