About Our Reading Program
Dedicated to helping teach children universal attributes of good character that form the foundations of community. ~Heartwood
The Mississippi Hispanic Association (MHA) Reading Program is a literacy program which focuses on marginally literate lower elementary age children across the state of Mississippi. Its goal is to encourage increased reading among Hispanic children.
In order to present reading and children’s literature, a storyteller and instructor employ read-aloud and group discussion techniques in presenting award winning children’s books (in both English and Spanish).
Books have been selected to address the seven universal ethical attributes as outlined by the non-profit organization, Heartwood, “dedicated to helping teach children universal attributes of good character that form the foundations of community.”
The program is scheduled to run for seven continuous weeks with each session lasting an hour and a half during the summer time. At the close of every session a small meal or nutritious snack will be served.