The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County’s Advocacy Committee would like to develop and pilot a Children’s Diversity Read Aloud program at the two YWCA Childcare Centers, 909 and Adams Commerce Center, this summer based on our mission, “The YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the childcare field trips and activities are now limited. Therefore, Executive Director Dotty Dalphon and Child Enrichment Program Administrative Director Teresa Rodgers are asking for volunteers to read to the children.
The Advocacy Committee wants the focus to be on books about diversity and, if possible, read by a variety of people from different cultures.
1. Choose a convenient time to read.
2. Choose a specific age groups to read to such as the school age summer camp students or the children of the childcare program.
3. Choose a book of your choice or ask for a recommendation from Advocacy Committee.
4. Read in person, ZOOM, or video recording
5. Dress as a character in the book or bring items to teach about a culture.
Please contact Lyne Aurand at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 717-495-1103 if you are able to be a volunteer or know of someone the Advocacy Committee can contact.