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Reading Buddies with Thurston Woods

October 17, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Welcome to the fifth year of our partnership with Thurston Woods Campus, a Milwaukee Public School.  Over the years and over this past summer, we worked with administration at Thurston Woods to pick activities and dates that fit into their very busy school year. Our events include partnering with upper elementary students at the school for friendship, art making, service projects and mentoring. Please see our past experiences to get a feel for this program that is near and dear to our hearts: Fox6NOW “Do Something Important”Cooking With Our MentorsYear 2 Begins! 

PURPOSE: The Reading Buddies project is meant to grow the students’ confidence in reading and in their ability to lead, the program will allow your child to partner with an older child who is supportive and a great example of an “expert” reader (as they say in elementary school).

IMPACT: The Reading Buddies will create artwork and participate in a service project together. As a token of gratitude, Kids Impact Community offers a take-home book to each Thurston Woods reading buddy.

ACTIVITIES: We will meet with our Reading Buddies in the Thurston Woods Campus Library to share a read-aloud. The “big” buddies (TWC students) will read self-chosen books to the “little” buddies (Kids Impact Community kids). The children will also create an art project and do a service project together. The students will share a snack and socialize at the end of our time together.

WHEN and WHERE: Thursday, October 17th 9:15-10:30 am Thurston Woods Campus, 5966 N. 35th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53209 Please sign in at the front office. A school or Kids Impact Community representative will escort you to the library. We will gather in the library between 9:15-9:30, and TWC students will join us to start promptly at 9:30.

REGISTRATION: Available Here

PROJECT LEADERS: Lynn and Nicole are the leads for this event. Should you need anything, please contact Lynn (lynn@kicmke.org).

CANCELLATIONS: Please contact Lynn (lynn@kicmke.org) ASAP in the event of a cancellation so we can add waitlisted families to the event. There are 15 TWC students attending and we want to ensure that each student has a reading buddy.

PARTICIPANT CAP: 15 children (and their caregivers)

AGE: Ideal for ages 2-8 (younger children are always welcome to join)

COST: No cost to families. Please consider bringing a 2nd-5th grade reading level book to donate to the students.

MATERIALS: None required.

QUESTIONS:  Please contact Lynn (lynn@kicmke.org) with any questions. Also, please contact Lynn if your child has any food allergies or restrictions. We will send you an email to confirm registration and touch base before the event.

MORE INFORMATION: Benefits of a Reading Buddy Program


October 17, 2019
9:15 am - 10:30 am
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Lynn Raines


Thurston Woods
5966 N. 35th Street
, Milwaukee, wisconsin 53209
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