The United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands introduces the “In It To Win It” Summer Book Club initiative as a Covid-19 response to support distanced learning. During these unprecedented times of early school closures and isolation, the program is designed to enhance literacy skills, bolster imagination, and creativity through reading. The power of reading and access to books is irreplaceable, and a critical component of combating the summer slide under normal circumstances. “With the prospect of a greater slide due to the impact of COVID-19 in the territory, the United Way is committed to fight for our students, parents, and teachers. Together we are In It To Win It,” stated the organization’s President/CEO, Mr. Vinod P. Dadlani.
Students in Kindergarten thru 6th Grade residing on the islands of St. Thomas, Water Island, St. Croix and St. John are invited to sign up to join the club! Literacy kits with free books will be distributed while supplies last. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Book Club Contest, “Read. Imagine. Create,” to showcase what they’ve learned through self-expression. Participants on each island will have a chance to win $100, $75 and $50 gift cards to help with back to school.
Registration is open online at www.unitedwayusvi.org/bookclub. For more information please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents and guardians are encouraged to sign up their children as soon as possible to reserve a literacy kit for the “In It To Win It” Summer Book Club.