PBHA's Harvard Emerging Literacy Project

Purpose Statement

The Harvard Emerging Literacy Project (HELP) places Harvard volunteers in Cambridge Head Start preschool classrooms. Volunteers visit their classrooms in pairs once or twice a week for an hour to read and play with children. Our goal is not to teach children to read, but rather to promote literacy by showing them that reading books is enjoyable. Training sessions will provide strategies for getting and keeping a child\x{ef}\x{bf}\x{bd}s attention, reading with young children, and handling disruptive behavior. Please contact Tali Mazor (tmazor@fas) with any questions and check out our website at www.hcs.harvard.edu/~lphelp.

Organization Information