Our thanks to Class Action! News for helping to get the word out about Book Clubs for Inmates and our ChIRP program in their Spring 2019 issue.
Our Children of Inmates Reading Program (“ChIRP”) helps to build and enhance a healthier parent / child relationship, develop literacy skills, and promote a love of learning in children through the consistent presence of a parent and books.
Through the program, inmates are offered the opportunity to select a book for their child and then read that book into a recording device. The recording and book are then mailed to the child.
For a number of the participants, reading aloud has not been part of their childhood experience nor has it been part of their parenting. What a lovely and simple way to bring the joy of reading aloud to the inmates and their children!
For more information about ChIRP, please click here!
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