Partnership Provides Books For Under-Served Camp Participants

DSC_0484Through a partnership with Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library (FPPL), Global Youth Action (GYA) was able to provide over 250 books for Solid Foundations in June 2015.

Solid Foundations is a camp provided through Camp Rudolph in Yale, Virginia which makes camp available to under-served youth in Virginia and North Carolina through scholarships.

This year the Deans of the camp, Josh and Sarah Curry, created a literacy focus for the camp. Books were read in the morning that coincided with each day’s theme. At lunch, using the books and resources provided by FPPL, GYA opened a ‘library,’ or more appropriately, a little free book store. Campers were allowed to pick a new book each day, return it if they didn’t like it or finished it and keep any books they wanted at the end of the week. The average was 4 books per camper that were taken home.

Thank you to FPPL and the Currys for allowing GYA to bring reading to the children and teens at Solid Foundations 2015.

FPPL Camp