We're offering a wide variety of amazing programs for students through our eCamp program this summer.
- Science: Experiment With It!
- Technology: Basics of Coding
- Technology: Video Game Design
- Technology: Introduction to Filmmaking
- Engineering: Building Bridges
- DIY Crafts
- Little Picasso
- The Art of Origami
- Comic Book Creation
- Disney Drawings
- Collage Creation
- Simple Paper Crafts
- Simple Paper Crafts 2
- Let's Get Singing!
Let's Get Moving!
- Zumba 2
- Exploration of Dance
- Escape Room
- Fitness Challenge
- Let's Talk
Reading & Writing
- Poetry 101
- Books & Cookies: Judy Moody
- Books & Cookies: Hardy Boys
- Journaling 101
- Books & Cookies with Precious and Elisha: Holes (St. Louis residents ONLY)
- Books & Cookies with Kevin & Hallea: Locke & Key
- Acting 101 with Ben Papac & More
- Acting Workshop with the Cast of Ginny & Georgia
Registration for Influencer-Led Programs Begin on Monday
WHO WE ARE
The Literacy Initiative is a group of high school students who work together to address and take action on issues that impact youth across the nation. During this global pandemic, we've shifted our focus to providing and addressing needs within education, specifically through our virtual programming.
Since 2017, we've been able to involved over 600 volunteers from across the United States.
To get in touch with the Literacy Initiative team, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the Literacy Initiative is officially moving all programs online through virtual format. Programs listed below reflect what we are currently offering during the Summer 2020 season.
Through this new program, students will work with our counselors (virtually, of course) on a wide variety of topics. Through this program, we'll be offering programs under the following categories: STEM, The Arts, Let's Get Moving, Reading & Writing, and Influencer-Led programs. eCamp will also consist of fun events such as virtual movie and trivia nights!
Virtual STEAM Nights
The goal for our Virtual STEAM Nights are to expose teens to a wide variety of different subjects, majors, and careers within Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Through these events, students are able to hear from a wide array of college student panelists.
IN THE NEWS
Agha Haider, Founder & Executive Director of the Literacy Initiative, talks to Kim Hudson from Fox 2 News.
I am the librarian at one of the schools Agha has sent high school students to mentor elementary students. This organization is so well ran that I thought it was an adult running the program until I met him in person. This organization has made a huge impact on students wanting to read more than they have ever read before! This mentoring program has been such a huge success in my school that we constantly have a wait list of elementary students that wants to join Books and Cookies.
-Stephanie Goh, Librarian at Combs Elementary
I was highly impressed with the student volunteers. They were very friendly and engaged with the students. We are very excited about the program!
-Lisa Broadbent, Assistant Principal at Marion Elementary
This is an awesome way to encourage literacy, build leadership skills and responsibility in high school students, and build connections across the St. Louis area (which has been historically notorious for racial and socioeconomic disparities).
-Katelyn Chapman, Volunteer from Parkway West High
This is an amazing program that connects students with other students. It not only promotes literacy but it also promotes the growing and connecting of St. Louis students regardless of socioeconomic status. This program is truly a wonderful opportunity for students of all ages to participate, grow, and change their communities for the better.
-Libby Meister, Volunteer from Cor Jesu Academy