Celebrating mentorship: Be a Reader (BeAR) plans end-of-year luncheon Friday, April 12

by | Apr 4, 2024 | What’s Happening

As the school year wraps up, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Be a Reader (BeAR) Literacy Project will honor its amazing mentors at the End-of-Year Mentor Appreciation Luncheon. This event is all about saying thank you for the incredible work the BeAR mentors have done throughout the school year.

The Be a Reader Literacy Project is dedicated to helping kids fall in love with reading and these mentors make that happen. They’ve spent the year inspiring and guiding students to explore new books and discover the joy of reading.

At the luncheon, mentors will get the chance to choose books and other fun goodies to give to their students for summer reading. The books are being donated by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.

But it’s not just about the books—it’s also a time for mentors to connect, share stories, and celebrate the impact they’ve had on their students’ lives.

The mentors’ and supporters’ dedication to the Be A Reader Literacy Project to help kids become lifelong readers is truly inspiring. It wouldn’t be possible without them.

Here’s to another year of making a difference, one book at a time!

For more information about the Be A Reader Program, contact Robin Ford at 757-321-2304. jewishva.org/bear.