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  • 15,000 books

  • 82,000 students

  • $117, 000 invested

Helping At Risk Kids Embrace Reading

The Rotary Club of Orlando works to help at-risk kids embrace reading.

In the fall of 2010, we hosted our first  book fair for 50 First Graders at Ivey Lane Elementary School, a Title 1 school where most of the children are considered at-risk and come from a challenged socio-economic community.   The program has continued to expand and now include six Title 1 elementary schools.  

The club has invested over $117,000, and provided more than 15,000 books to over 82,000 students…for many this is the very first book that is truly theirs.

One member’s vision and one club’s support made a difference to several thousand students.  You, too, can make a difference in our community.  The Rotary Club of Orlando may be able to help your vision come alive and make a difference!

Program Chair, Jon Stine

Program Chair, Jon Stine

young african american students holding books

Working in conjunction with Wild Horse Tales, a 501(c)3 foundation, we provided books, a school visit by Orange County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol and provided a field trips to the sheriff’s stable, all part of an effort to help students learn the important of reading. The program is serving six Title one schools. 

To date we have served over 3100 students with this program.

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