Monday, May 10, 2010

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has 106 enrollments in Mississippi on Thursday!

Young Leaders in Philanthropy (YLP) in Jackson, MS enrolled 106 deserving kids from Community Pride Headstart in Canton, MS on Thursday!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is not a charity or a social service, but rather a gift to all preschoolers in a community. Learning to read is a process much like learning to speak or learning to walk. The process begins at birth. Children who have access to books and who are read to by their parent or guardian early on have a much better chance for success in school.

This program is open to all children under the age of 5 years and residing in a region that is part of the Imagination Library program. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library provides free books to children until their 5th birthday. One book is mailed to the child's home each month -- if you have more than one child registered in the program, each child will receive one book per month. All books are selected for the Imagination Library program by a panel of educators and are geared to the specific age of the child receiving the books.

YLP is a group of emerging young leaders who are committed to creating real, lasting change for good. They provide educational and asset building opportunites that create pathways to prosperity for families involved. Together with Community Pride, a private company categorized under Head Start Center, YLP's invest in our community through United Way's overarching mission.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library continues to expand in The United States, Canada and The United Kingdom, continuing to promote early childhood literacy for families across the globe.

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