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 The Augustine Literacy Project® of the Upstate!

12 New Tutors for 2016 - 2017! 
This summer was busy with two training sessions held in July and September.
12 new tutors join the Project for the coming 2016-2017 school year.
Thanks to all the student tutors, coaches, board members and
our especially our Director, Ann Copeland, for a job well done!
Graduating Class July 2016
From Left to Right: Coach Tracie Segura, Director Ann Copeland, New tutors: Leslie Davis, Jan Barker, Len McCall, Cyndi Wiginton, Mark Webber
In August, an extremely successful book drive was sponsored by Teresa Hoover, Team Leader and Consultant for Usborne Books & More. Her goal, to share her love of reading and to promote literacy within a worthy organization.  Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, more than 225 books ($1830 value) are available to share with our ALP students.
Now that's sharing the love!
Why Read Aloud
with a Child?
  • Development-Birth to age 3 are critical years for learning language skills
  • Knowledge-Books are a pleasure and informative
  • Laugauage-Increases vocabulary and the number of words a child knows
  • Literacy Skills-Vocabulary, Phonics, Storytelling, Comprehension
  • Love of Reading-Demonstrates that reading is important and valued
  • Bonding-A true sharing experience

Books and Bagel'sTutor Talk!
Calling all tutors!

The Usborne Books are here!
Come by Room 107 at Camperdown Academy (501 Howell Road 29615) any time from 9:00am - 11:00am on Saturday, October 29th, for a little "shopping spree" on behalf of your students. There will be coffee, tea, and bagels to munch on while you browse through hundreds of decodable books for your students to read and fresh, new stories for you to use when reading aloud to your students.
Graduating Class September 2016 From Left to Right: New tutors, Christi Mobley, Lauren McCullough, Sandi Smith, Coach Dawnena Darnall, Carolyn Fuller, Director Ann Copeland, April Peck, Coach MaryAnne Calvino, Claire Peterson,   Not pictured: Margaret Morrone
Summer Camp!
Second year ALP tutor and emerging leader MaryAnne Calvino hosted a  Summer Literacy Camp at Mount Calvary Baptist Church where volunteers were trained to staff a "station" that represented a single step in an ALP lesson. Twelve students and their parents went from station to station twice a week for eight weeks learning short vowel hand signals, tapping out sounds, and sight words. Both student AND parents made progress toward literacy this summer! 
Bravo MaryAnne!
The Board of Directors welcomes new member Bob Coffey.  Bob recently retired from The Gordian Group, a company he co-founded in 1990 specializing in data software to the construction industry.   His experience in growing a business for over 25 years will be welcomed and vital as Augustine embarks on our many growth initiatives as a newly formed non-profit organization.  Bob is the father of four sons, one of which is dyslexic, so he is keenly aware of the challenges facing a child who needs extra help and the tools to achieve literary success.
Welcome Aboard Bob!
The Board of Directors of ALP Upstate would like to thank Terri Koontz for her many years of service on behalf of the Augustine Literacy Project. Terri served as Treasurer on the Board, managed publicity, hosted socials, and helped grow the organization in countless other ways. Terri's efforts changed the lives of everyone on the Board and many deserving students.

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