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Review for Hands Across the Sea, Inc., Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This was a monumental year for Hands Across the Sea! Our 2019 Programs Statistics tell the story:

2019 Literacy Link Totals
• 11 total Literacy Links
• 411 total schools (total no. of schools in 2019 LATs)
• 7,528 total hours
• 1,453 total school visits

2019 TEACHER WORKSHOP INFO
• 481 total educators reached
• 19 total teacher workshops

2019 STUDENT LIBRARIAN TRAINING
• 544 student librarians trained
• 40 student librarian trainings

2019 RECIPIENTS RECEIVED BOOKS/EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
• 121 schools/projects directly helped this year

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Hands Across the Sea, Inc., Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hands Across the Sea is having a powerful impact on the children in the Caribbean in giving them opportunity through literacy! This year, Hands Across the Sea has developed Teacher Training workshops and a 180-page publication called the Teachers Resource Guide to the Library to equip and support K-3 educators in utilizing the resources we have sent over the years. Hands Across the Sea has Remedial Reading Toolkits to more than 60 secondary schools and has developed teacher training workshops to support educators in utilizing its tools with their teen struggling readers.

Hands Across the Sea continues to send thousands of new, vibrant, and enriching picture books and chapter books that children can connect with to school libraries. In addition, Hands trains students to be librarians and guardians of the libraries through our Student Librarian training program. Hands Across the Sea has one to two program officers in each country called Literacy Links, and they monitor the schools on an ongoing basis and provide support to educators to make sure the libraries remain relevant and sustainable. Literacy Links also document the borrowing records during a school visit to track how much each library is being utilized. Hands Across the Sea also tracks the growth of school libraries with a student to book ratio. Hands Across the Sea has quality controls in place to monitor the progress of each school by reviewing Library Monitoring Forms and working with principals and school staff through our Literacy Links to develop action plans for the areas that are in need of growth. This is huge, because not only does Hands establish new libraries--Hands sustains them for generations and generations of students to come!

Role:  Board Member