Literacy In Touch
Kellie (10th, Riverdell High School) and Kayla (9th, Bergen County Academies) as an active youth supporters (volunteers) saw that their passion for reading and volunteer experience stemmed the idea for the LIT program.
"Kayla and I created the LIT Program to encourage students to engage their minds, to challenge them to read more intensive novels, to push them to think critically, to apply the knowledge from the books they read to real world situations, and most importantly, teach the lessons of the Bible in more kid-friendly ways. We strongly believe that LIT is a program completely different of anything that has been attempted before, as we make our priority assessing students’ needs by getting to know each of them on a personal level."
LIT is a book reading time guided by mentors to promote healthy and independent reading habits of the program participants. LIT includes reading books aligned with children's reading levels and individual Bible reading time (optional) to encourage children to expand their knowledge into daily lives.
LIT (릿) 프로그램은 멘토들과 함께 책 읽는 시간을 가짐으로 학생들이 주도적이고 건강한 책읽기 습관을 확립하도록 계획 되었습니다. LIT (릿)은 학생별 개인 역량에 맞는 책을 읽을 수 있도록 하고 개인적인 성경 읽기를 포함하므로 학생들이 독서를 통해 배운 지식을 일상생활에 적용할 수 있도록 장려합니다.
LIT is two time a year, Spring and Summer semester.
Each student takes reading level test and is assigned to a high school volunteer mentor/teacher. They will be reading books together, expand critical thinking skills by discussions, looking up vocabularies together.