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Parents and family members attend a LIFE sponsored workshop on
Sing Talk And Read (STAR) and shared some take home pointers
60% of parents participate in monthly workshops learning how to talk positively and read with their children
80% of parents participate in LIFE's "Stop the Summer Slide" program receiving instruction and reading materials to use with their children
350 parents and family members are learning to participate in LIFE's models for change
Parents and family members volunteered with LIFE to repair infrastructure and to ensure that students have clean water
LIFE has provided reading books and level readers for students to take home and read during he week. The students must return the books and present an oral, written or pictorial description to the literacy teacher of what the book was about.
Each school has monthly parent workshops to teach parents and other family members how to help their children talk, read and write at home.
Aimed at preK and K students, the STAR program increases language developement through different forms of expression. In addition, the STAR program emphasizes social behaviors, self control and manners.
There are multiple school holidays including the summer vacation when reading skills can regress. LIFE is committed to stopping any deterioration in reading ability during days and weeks away from school and plans similar programs to its successful "Stop the Summer Slide" program.
A LIFE volunteer works with a team of guidance counselor and social worker at two schools in Harlem to improve student attendance and decrease tardiness.
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