Dr. Bob Laubach Student Fund (1999) - Two Winning Report Updates
Students of the Greater Moncton Literacy Council are proud to report that "Story Time", a project funded by the 1999 Dr. Bob Laubach Student Fund was held at the Moncton Boys and Girls Club during the Northrop Frye Literary Festival on April 28th.
With over 70 children between the ages of 4-9 years in attendance plus many of their parents, the event was considered a smashing success. Six students from the literacy council read stories to the 70 children who were divided into smaller groups based on their ages.
After "Story Time", the children were entertained by clowns and face painters while they snacked on cake, popcorn, fruit and lollipops. Each child also received their own storybook and bookmark as part of the event. It was hard to tell who had the most fun that day, the 70 children or the storytellers.
All in all, it was so successful we are considering making it an annual event. Thanks for making our project possible!
James Mitton & Rita Arsenault
"Student Recruitment Bus Campaign"
Despite the unexpected snow storm that kept many at home, March 3rd was a very proud day for LLNB's Student Advisory Committee and provincial Student Representative, Yvonne Westall. In the presence of special guests, including Lieutenant Governor Marilyn Trenholme Counsell; NALD President, Charles Ramsay; current and past LLNB Presidents, Peter Sawyer and Dermot Kingston, Yvonne Westall launched a publicity campaign designed to motivate non-readers to seek help from Laubach Literacy.
The idea behind the student recruitment campaign initiated by the Student Advisory Committee was to put signs on buses that would easily communicate to non-readers and/or low level readers that help was available to them and this help was free. While GCP Strategic Communications generously donated time, talent and artistic expertise to the project, LLNB picked up the bill for the printing of the posters. Funding from the Dr. Bob Laubach Student Fund financed three months coverage on thirty-six buses in Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton.
The LLNB Student Recruitment Bus Campaign provided a wonderful opportunity for the community to be made aware of the work being done by Laubach's Each One Teach One program in New Brunswick and to bring special attention to the leadership role being taken on by key members of our organization - student advocates!
Congratulations to Yvonne Westall and the Student Advisory Committee for their initiative and hard work on this very worthwhile project. Thank you also to the LLC Dr. Bob Laubach Student Fund for helping to make this dream a reality!