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Lincoln Elementary 23rd School Adopted by Children's Literacy Program
Lincoln Elementary 23rd School Adopted by Children's Literacy Program

Students at Lincoln Edison Elementary School in North Las Vegas were surprised by two assemblies on February 25th, where they learned their school had been adopted by Spread the Word Nevada. Spread the Word Nevada is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting children's literacy, and this idea was met with great enthusiasm by the students at Lincoln!

The assemblies introduced the students to the Kids to Kids program, which encourages reading and book ownership, and explained about all the joys of reading. The assembly concluded with each student receiving a reading bag and five books. Through the program, 685 Lincoln students will receive monthly book distributions and access to family literacy services.

"With crippling education cuts around the corner and an economy that is not improving, it is an on-going struggle for schools to help low income communities support the academics of their students at home. Something as simple as finding the funds to provide books can be almost impossible,” stated Lincoln Elementary School principal, Keith France. “Spread the Word is a program that will help the students at Lincoln be academically successful and provide a necessary and valuable resource for the family. The program has left smiles on the faces of the children; thanks from parents; and strengthened a bridge between Lincoln and our families to increase literacy.”