- Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
- Mission: Readiness
- Champions for America's Future
- Shepherding the Next Generation
Read Aloud Series with Council for a Strong America and Raising a Reader
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, ReadyNation, and Mission: Readiness members participate in virtual read alouds in partnership with Raising a Reader
As part of our effort to support early literacy and highlight diverse stories, we partnered with Raising a Reader, a national nonprofit that helps families develop, practice, and maintain at-home literacy routines, to bring you a fun read aloud series! In this series, we invited some of our members to share their favorite stories centered around themes of inclusivity and learning.
With these videos, we aim to promote early literacy and help foster young children’s love of reading!
This series features:
I Know the River Loves Me - Read Aloud with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a member organization of police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors protecting public safety by promoting solutions that steer kids away from crime. This story features San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan reading “I Know the River Loves Me” written and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. DA Stephan leads the second-largest DA’s Office in California, and has devoted her life to protecting children and families and providing justice to the most vulnerable.
Goodnight Little Sea Otter - Read Aloud with ReadyNation
ReadyNation is a member organization of business leaders working to strengthen California’s workforce and the economy through investments in children & youth. This story features Latavia Pineda, the Southern California Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority reading “Good Night Little Sea Otter” written by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Wish Williams. Latavia is passionate about uplifting the voices of small business owners and advocating for policies and initiatives that promote economic development in the region.
My Colors, My World - Read Aloud with ReadyNation (Bilingual Spanish Story)
ReadyNation is a member organization of business leaders working to strengthen California’s workforce and the economy through investments in children & youth. This bilingual Spanish story features Yesenia Monsour, Associate Director of Government & Community Relations for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California reading “My Colors, My World/ Mis Colores, Mi Mundo” written and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Yesenia focuses in the areas of government affairs, community relations, policy, communications, non-profit management, and Latino outreach.
The Three Little Pigs - Read Aloud with Mission: Readiness
Mission: Readiness is a member organization of retired admirals, generals, and top military leaders from across the country championing evidence-based policy solutions to prepare our youth for life and to be able to serve their nation in any way they choose. This story features Rear Admiral (Ret.) Bill Kowba reading the classic story “The Three Little Pigs” illustrated by Giuseppe Di Lernia. Upon retiring from the Navy in 2006, Rear Admiral Kowba joined the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) in a number of roles, including that of Superintendent. During his tenure, SDUSD was consistently at the top of California’s large urban school districts with the highest graduation rates and lowest drop-out rates.
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