For Immediate Release
Spread the Word Nevada Adopts Will Beckley Elementary School
Sponsored by the Las Vegas Rotary Club
34th School Adopted by the Literacy Non-profit
Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (March 24, 2015) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the State will adopt its 34th school – Will Beckley ES in Las Vegas on March 27, 2015. This adoption is made possible by the generous sponsorship from the Las Vegas Rotary Club.
Who: Spread the Word Nevada to bring books and literacy services to Will Beckley Elementary School students.
The school is being sponsored by STWN’s community partner, The Las Vegas Rotary Club. The Club recently provided a grant to STWN as part of its mission of “Teaching Youth to Succeed Through Literacy, Education and Life Skills Development”.
What: Spread the Word Nevada’s 34th school adoption kick-off ceremony. Students will receive an initial distribution of one book bag and five books to start their home libraries. From there on, students will continue to receive monthly book distributions in addition to various literacy services including the STWN Books & Buddies (mentoring) and Breakfast with Books programs (family literacy services).
When: Friday, March 27, 2015
12:15p.m. – Guest Reception
1:00p.m. – First Assembly: Adoption kick-off ceremony and Book Distribution
2:00p.m. – Second Assembly: Adoption kick-off ceremony and Book Distribution
Where: Will Beckley Elementary School
3223 Glenhurst Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Interview Opportunities: Members from the Las Vegas Rotary Club; Spread the Word Nevada Executive team and Board members; Beckley ES administration.
About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3 million gently used and new books to approximately 387,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Las Vegas Rotary Club
In 1923, a group of community minded business leaders chartered the first Rotary club in southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Rotary Club. In our 92 years of Service Above Self our club has had many notable accomplishments. These include the construction of many Boy Scout huts; the establishment of Doolittle Park and the “Las Vegas Rotary Club Kid’s World” at Gowan Park; fundraising for the establishment of a library in Las Vegas; and sponsoring additional Rotary clubs, among many others. Our Club has been actively involved in service projects with a focus on children including “Santa Clothes,” a long standing annual event aimed at providing clothes and mentoring for local children from several organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army and two local elementary schools. As a member of Rotary International, our club also participates in many worldwide humanitarian projects such as the Corazon Superbuild in Tecate, Mexico, polio eradication, clean water and sanitation, and schools in Third World countries. For more information on our club, please visit www.LasVegasRotary.com.