Alpha Delta Kappa's 2014-2015 World Understanding project is Project B.O.O.K.S., a.k.a. Books on the Move!
December 15, 2015: Alpha Delta Kappa just donated $5,000.00 of member contributions collected for Project B.O.O.K.S. since the 2015 International Convention to hawkwing, and Subaru matched the donation!
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Congratulations and thank you! We have reached our $50,000 goal for Project B.O.O.K.S!
There are enriching opportunities to help further!
We shared the great news with hawkwing founder Rochelle Ripley. Rochelle is quite confident that she will be able to find a suitable, used vehicle which can be outfitted to serve as a bookmobile within the budgeted amount.
With any additional money she will be able to purchase more computers, laptops, kindles, printers and paper. She is especially concerned about the drop out rate as well as ways to help college-bound students. Thus, some of the money will be used to purchase good computer software programs to aid in preparing for the GED/ACT (these are rather pricey but helpful).
She will significantly increase the book inventory to the point that the collections can be rotated to accommodate the limited space of the bookmobile. Video equipment/tape recorders would facilitate the development of interviewing skills with not only students but adults. She will be able to do some long term magazine subscriptions. Of course, all of this is dependent on the amount of money which is available.
The bookmobile is projected to be in service by the first of the year. There will be a thorough evaluation in April 2016. If there is any remaining money at that time, she will know how it can best be spent and there will be ample time to make those purchases before the specified completion date in June 2016.
Books on the Move is a literacy initiative that will bring the world of reading to the members of the Cheyenne River Lakota/Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This project is a joint venture with hawkwing Inc. and the Dakota Club Library. Hawkwing, Inc. was founded in order to fulfill a promise made to a Lakota grandmother to “go home and help the People.” This project will fund the purchase of a bookmobile, two computers, scanning equipment, books and resource materials. Vehicle maintenance, insurance and gas will also be provided for one year. The bookmobile will provide easy access to books and encourage reading among members of the Lakota/Sioux tribe. It will help increase literacy and graduation rates in this remote, high poverty area. The final aspect of the project will promote intergenerational interaction focusing on reading and education.
Projected cost: $50,000 www.hawkwing.org
Donations will be collected from now through the 2015 International Convention. Please send donations to: The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, 1615 W 92nd St, Kansas City, MO 64114. Please make checks out to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation and print "Books on the Move" in the memo line. Click here to donate online. Please type "Books on the Move" in the special notes box.