Local Teens Promote Reading

Local Teens Promote Reading
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:15pm

Worlds of Words is running a pilot program -- the Teen Reading Ambassador initiative -- that positions local teens as reading ambassadors in their own schools. Teens in the program interact with published authors of young adult literature, receive books by that author, and share their experiences with their peers to promote reading in their school communities.

"The teen ambassadors will experience a combination of book discussions and hands-on workshops to deepen their understandings and to learn ways to promote reading," says Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Professor Kathy Short, who is the director of WOW. "Additionally, they will learn about the writing and publishing process as they meet the authors. In many cases, these students will be among the earliest readers of those books."

KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, ran a feature on the new program.

For more information, contact wow@email.arizona.edu or by phone at 520-621-9340.