The Literacy League is a collaborative partnership being coordinated by The Children’s Services Council of Broward County. Together with the School Board of Broward County and the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, they have convened a large group of community stakeholders, agencies, and cities committed to Broward Reads The Campaign For Grade-Level Reading. What is the Broward Reads initiative? It is to ensure that every child is reading at grade level by the 3rd grade, which is a critical milestone.

You can support the Broward Reads initiative to improve these statistics by volunteering as a reading coach, mentor, or tutor.
You have an opportunity to help a child who is learning to read, so that they may begin reading to learn.
The impact you make on their ability to read can have far-reaching effects, and even boost their confidence in other areas of life.

Since 1974, HandsOn Broward has been providing & highlighting meaningful ways for the community to support causes they're passionate about. If you are passionate about early childhood education and the Broward Reads initiative, reach out to us about joining The Literacy League. 

 

The Literacy League at HandsOn Broward is placing Library Book Bins within businesses to help alleviate Summer Learning Loss by building Home Libraries. To keep up with the high demand for children's books, we are re-opening our book drive!  For our summer book drive, we are accepting only Children’s books. We will not be accepting high-school or adult books. Donate new or gently used books up to 5th-grade level! Volunteers receive 1 hour for every 10 books. Maximum of 5 hours (50 books) per person. Drop off books to HandsOn Broward: 5815 N Andrews Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Book donations will be accepted on these dates and times:

June:

June 2nd  10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

June 3rd 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

June 7th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

June 8th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

June 10th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

June 15th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

June 17th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

July:

July 5th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

July 6th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

July 7th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

July 20th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

July 22nd 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

August

August 2nd 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

August 4th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

August 5th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

August 10th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

August 17th 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

For more information reach out to Jenny@HandsOnBroward.org


Volunteer Opportunities

The Literacy League
Storytime Heroes
Book Sorting & Packing Days
Book Donations

School-Based Programs
ReadingPals Program
Foster Grandparent Program
Listen To Children Mentor
Florida Reading Corps Early Literacy Reading Project

Summer Programs
Summer BreakSpot Reading Ambassador

Events
Broward Reads For The Record
Real Men Read
Back To School Extravaganza 
Countdown to Kindergarten 

Click here to view the latest Broward Reads Newsletter

 

Do you have a childhood education-based program and need volunteers? Contact our Literacy Engagement Manager to talk about becoming a partner of HandsOn Broward to help your agency recruit and retain volunteers. 

 

Contact Us

Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Jenny Del Valle: (954)33-1290 
jenny@handsonbroward.org

 
Literacy Engagement Manager 
Katie Ospina: (954)233-1299
katharine@handsonbroward.org