For Staten Island Youngsters, Tall Tales Told in the Grass

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As part of its commitment to increase summer learning and counter the effects of the “summer slide,” the Goodhue Center invited local politicians to come out and read to its youngest summer camp participants in the first "Reading Leaders Day."

Nearly 100 5- to 7-year-old summer campers sat in circles on the Goodhue lawn as participants including Assemblymember Matthew Titone, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and City Councilwoman Debi Rose read books and posed questions to the groups. The books are part of the literacy component of Children’s Aid’s new summer curriculum, which is being rolled out across our sites this summer.

Read the story in the Staten Island Advance and see a photo gallery from the event here.