On February 2nd, 2017, Aspen Heights School in Red Deer hosted a Family Literacy Night. CAPRA was there, with support from the Books on the Bus project and Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer, to provide books and family literacy resources for each Aspen Heights student who attended.
The whole evening was focused on exploring and cultivating a love of literacy, with various information and resource booths, and Interactive classroom stations providing hands-on activities. The aim of the evening was to expand parents’ understandings of what literacy entails, and for activities to be approachable, empowering and practical for both parents and children.
The CAPRA Literacy Action Committee is comprised of a broad cross-section of community agencies, school representatives, and individuals with an interest in promoting and enhancing literacy in Central Alberta. The Literacy Action Committee will continue to support community events that look to increase access of books along with promotion and practice of literacy skills for families who may experience barriers. To get involved, contact CAPRA at info @ capovertyreduction . ca