United Way and Lake Michigan College teamed up to create Summer Literacy Kits for Southwest Michigan students
200 literacy kits for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade will be distributed in three schools in South Haven, Benton Harbor and Niles.
United Way of Southwest Michigan and Lake Michigan College teamed up to create summer literacy kits this Valentine’s Day. The college staff packed 200 summer literacy kits for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. The kits will be distributed through three schools in South Haven, Benton Harbor and Niles, where LMC has campuses.
Summer reading and writing is critical to support a child’s learning while school is out. These kits will help ensure students are ready for the new school year. UWSM and LMC will be providing these kits to give children literacy resources that keeps them engaged throughout the summer.
The kits contain pencils, a small LMC basketball, crayons, colored pencils, a sketch pad, alphabet tracing sheets, an age appropriate book, a United Way bookmark, and a snack. In addition, the LMC marketing students created their own college themed coloring book for the kids, along with a puzzle, that contains encouraging messages that the kids can read once the puzzle is put together.
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