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Lakota Pine Ridge Children’s
Enrichment Project, Ltd.

Literacy Champion Spotlight



Imagine a preschool with only five books for children to share; a middle school without enough copies a classic book to distribute to the students in a class; children living in homes without any books or access to the Internet. Chances are, you are imagining children in another country—not a nation in South Dakota, which is where Lakota Sioux children live.

The Lakota Pine Ridge Children’s Enrichment Project, Ltd. (LPRCEP) works with families and schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation, one of the poorest regions in the United States, where drop-out rates are as high as 70%. The majority of the Reservation lives below the poverty line and children easily can – and do – lose interest in attending school.

LPRCEP fulfills book wish lists, (children’s book series are in particularly high demand) and has provided more than 5,000 books to schools, preschools and families. By making books available to children, books become companions and friends rather than work. And by improving literacy rates, encouraging children to stay in school, and making books accessible, LPRCEP is helping today’s children become tomorrow’s agents of change and tribal leaders. Go to to find out how you can help.

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Video messages to inspire
young readers:

Whoopi Goldberg         Amar'e Stoudemire
Sarah Jessica Parker     Henry Winkler
Keke Palmer                   Justin Tuck

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