Lee y serás® (Read and You Will Be) is a multi-faceted, multi-year reading initiative that empowers and engages families and communities to foster children’s literacy development.
At its core, Lee y serás is about helping Latino children realize their potential as strong readers and learners. A child who learns to read and loves reading possesses skills that unlock access to the lifelong benefits that education provides.
Rich vocabulary, listening and language skills, as well as knowing the sounds, shapes and letters of the alphabet, are some of the “early literacy” skills children need before they can begin learning to read.
By providing research-based, in-culture and bilingual curricula and resource materials, and by using local events and activities to garner awareness and engagement, Lee y serás:
The program includes a dynamic multi-media toolkit for community organizations, workshops for parents and caregivers, training for community leaders to support and advocate for Latino children, and online resources to engage families and communities nationwide.
Lee y serás emphasizes learning, culture and family and demonstrates how everyday at-home activities such as singing, cooking and storytelling help young people develop early language skills.
Lee y serás is led nationally by Scholastic, National Council of La Raza, the Nation’s leading Hispanic advocacy organization, and Verizon, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and a champion for U.S. literacy programs.
For more information and to download Lee y serás curricula and materials at no charge, visit website www.leeyseras.net.