The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and education is paramount in any growing and positively evolving community. Osceola Reads is taking “Positive” steps in increasing the literacy rate throughout Osceola County with their launch of their new “Tech Tables”. Solutions like these can help create excellent readers, opening doors for these young students in their quests for brighter futures!
Osceola Reads is a five-year reading initiative that was created in 2016 to help children learn to read, and to increase the literacy rates in Osceola County by using the mobile technology platform, Footsteps2Brilliance.
With support from community partners, Osceola Reads has been able to bring their “Tech Tables” to locations throughout Osceola County. Since the launch of the Osceola Reads “Tech Tables” , Poinciana Medical Center and the St. Cloud Regional Medical Center have both provided space for Osceola Reads “Tech Table” Stations. Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb is another contributor, has made it possible for there to be 3 tech tables at the following locations – Hart Memorial Library, Veteran’s Memorial Library, and Help Now.
Osceola Reads is already seeing amazingly positive results since the tech tables have been available to the community:
- 992,361 WORDS have been SEEN
- 2725 BOOKS have been READ
- 580 HOURS of USE
This initiative is beginning to really take hold in Osceola County as the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is now participating as a sponsor as well, and looking for a location to set up its “Tech Table”.
Businesses, an organizations and individuals, now have the opportunity to make a Positive Difference in early literacy rate in Osceola County by sponsoring a technology table that will be placed in areas of need in the community. These locations can include hospitals, community organizations, churches, or other locations where children and families could benefit from this free and life changing educational resource.