the Knowledge as Power Family Literacy Program (KAP), we believe that a
holistic approach to education can significantly help families break the
cycle of illiteracy, poverty, and low aspirations. To that end, our
program design includes all four essential components for family
- provided one-on-one for each child by our child educator,
Literacy Education - based on parent's goals and implemented one on one by LV-A tutors,
and Child Together (PACT) - tied in with weekly home visits. These are enrichment activities
organized by the Child Educator and offered to the entire family.
Parents are children also read together during the week.
We also believe
that learners experience more success when they apply their education to
real life goals that are meaningful to them. To that end, all KAP
students develop goals based on "Equipped for the Future" principals, and receive one-on-one instruction accordingly.
A three-year old in a KAP family received a
brightly wrapped package: a gift that he immediately ripped open. Once
the paper was all over the floor, he could see that his gift was a book
about trucks. His eyes lit up and we heard a soft, “Oh….” And then he
turned and lifted the book up to his mother and said, “Read this to me,
read this to me!”
—Gloria Moreau, LVA Child Educator
Read to the children in
your life, take them to the library and do educational activities at
home. When parents are involved in their child’s education, the child is
five times more likely to succeed in school.
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