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Literacy Solstice

  • Carver Elementary School 705 East University Avenue Des Moines, IA, 50316 United States (map)

On the longest day of the year, from sunrise to sunset, thousands of central Iowans will join together at sites all across the city to build an unprecedented 4,000 literacy kits for children in our community.

The kit includes a book and related activities perfect for one-on-one interaction and imagination. The kits were designed to focus on the skills young children need when learning to read while, at the same time, diving deeper into the book and its themes. The literacy kits will be used by children in the classroom, in afterschool programs, in child care centers and for building libraries at home.

Gateway is putting together a group to serve from 3pm - 4:30pm at Carver Elementary. Fill out the form below to help us out!

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