The Monthly Lowdown On Leap For Literacy: January
A LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER
Happy New Year! I hope this letter finds you all well! I’m so excited to see a new year and all the opportunities we will have to inspire acts of kindness, a love for reading and writing, and book ownership. Our goals for 2020 is to donate 50,000 new books, professionally illustrate 10 students’ books and inspire 1,000,000 acts of kindness and minutes read! I hope you continue to help us reach our goals by investing in the lives of the students we serve. 2020 is a Leap Year! Please plan to join us as we Leap For Literacy on Leap Day 2020 (February 29th) Stay tuned to our social media for more info! I hope you have great January and always remember….”The time is always right to do what is right.” -Dr. Martin Luther King
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW???
AUTHOR OF THE MONTH
Decorey Hale is our featured author of the month. His first published book, Ebenezer The Sneezer, is a short rhyming book that was written for his daughter Nylah. Decorey wrote the book as a bed time story for her because she loved books so much. The inspiration behind the story is that Nylah suffered with allergies when she was young. He wanted to write a book that she could relate to and show that it’s ok to be different. Decorey traveled over 2 hours one way to be a part of our monthly book give away. Decorey donated 25 copies of his book to the Read’n Roll and his story was read to all 450 students. We are so thankful for people (authors) like Decorey who give back to the community. Decorey is doing amazing things in and outside of his community. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and visit Decoreyhale.com to pick up a copy of Ebenezer The Sneezer today!
MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS!
Sean Hall is a highly experienced leader, coach, mentor, and motivator who has held a variety of positions in the corporate world as well as volunteered for over 20 years. He started his career at Ceridian Employer Services; an outsourced human resources and payroll company (1987-2001). Sean was then a team leader, manager, and award-winning sales representative with Takeda Pharmaceuticals; one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world (2001-2019). Sean currently serves on staff at Worldwide Discipleship Association, and is a Board member for Yaystack Inc., Leap for Literacy, Tailor Made Leadership Academy Inc., Undivided Ministries Inc., and Daddy Saturday Foundation Inc. A John Maxwell Team Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer, Sean believes the success that a person experiences in life is dependent on their willingness to continue to grow and add value themselves and others.
If you are willing to make incremental change in your life, over time, you will experience exponential growth. -Sean Hall
Sean and his wife Liesha live in Peachtree City, Georgia, and have two children, Tony and Chelsea.
Read 'N Roll
Kindness is the currency for students to receive books from our Bookmobile! For the month of November, the Students at Beecher Hills Elementary completed 517 acts of kindness to purchase their books for December! We are so proud of these kind kids and they definitely earned their books.
SHARE YOUR STORY
The purpose of the Share Your Story program is to inspire kids to write their own stories. We believe that everyone has a story that is worth sharing! Riley and over 400 of his peers were given a blank book to write their own story in hopes of getting them professionally illustrated. There were so many awesome stories and it was so hard to choose just one! Riley’s book, “The Farmer’s Rabbit Problem”, will be the first book we will professionally illustrate! We are so proud of Riley and his accomplishments! His book will be illustrated and published by the end of the year! We will let you know where you can buy a copy of his book when it's completed.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT?
Follow us on our social media, sign up for our newsletter, sponsor a child, class, grade level, or school, buy merchandise, volunteer, or just spread the word about Leap For Literacy!!!