REACH OUT AND READ-ALABAMA HOSTS MANY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR THE PROGRAM STATEWIDE
PRESCRIBE SUMMER READING
Reach Out and Read-Alabama hosts an annual summer campaign to encourage families to read together with a chosen book as inspiration. Copies of the book are distributed by pediatric healthcare providers statewide throughout the summer months.
GRAND PEDIATRIC PENTATHLON
Held annually at the Alabama Chapter- AAP's Spring Meeting, this fun, family-friendly event involves the pediatricians and their families in raising awareness of and funds for Reach Out and Read-Alabama. Participants run or walk one mile, kayak and bike for 30 minutes, swim for one hour, and of course, read for an hour!
READ AND ROMP
Read and Romp-Birmingham is an exciting, innovative family literacy event, reaching over 300 families each year. Started as a signature event by the national Reach Out and Read organization in Boston, Read and Romp-Birmingham is a unique collaboration of organizations that have early childhood literacy and family engagement as priorities. While the event is centered on books, partnering organizations man child-focused stations provides families an opportunity to learn about activities to enhance the development and education of their young children. By associating fun-filled activities with reading, parents learn ways to engage with their child on the life-long journey of learning at an early age, increasing success in school.