2023 Beneficiary: Books For Keeps
In 2023, Wild Rumpus Board and Exec. Director set our sights on child literacy.. Partnering with our top sponsor Creature Comforts’ community impact umbrella GET COMFORTABLE and dovetailing with Athens Area Chamber of Commerce child literacy and workforce development priorities, we made the obvious choice to support Books for Keeps, an organization working hard and hitting home runs for kids in Athens-Clarke County, giving over a million books since 2009, and instilling the lifelong CURIOSITY of reading!!
“Books for Keeps was established with a core belief in mind: by creating open, equal access to books, we allow children the opportunity to connect the joy of reading with the thrill of discovery by coauthoring positive experiences they can forever associate with learning.
Whether through our book access or literacy mentor programs – Books for Keeps seeks to help establish communities where it is understood that books can be used as a bridge or gateway to understanding the universe and the boundless possibilities contained within it for every person, regardless of their life circumstances.”
Learn more about WR partner Creature Comforts’ GET COMFORTABLE program- and why they are committed for the next 5 years to increasing the percentage of Clarke County 3rd-grade students reading at grade level from 20% to 60%!!!