With the goals of building an understanding of the role of police, giving back to the community, working in partnership, and promoting literacy to young children, the Regina Police Service, the United Way Regina and The Circle Project are ready to launch Building Ready Readers next week in Regina.
On Tuesday morning, February 25th, members of the RPS Community Engagement Unit will join representatives from United Way Regina to introduce the Building Ready Readers program to pre-schoolers at The Circle Project Children’s Centre in Regina.
The United Way’s Associate Director of engagement, Amanda Lanoway says this program fits into the United Way’s mandate, “United Way Regina is continually looking for ways to support children in our community to be successful learners. Helping children succeed in the early years and the early grades requires a community wide approach. We are excited to partner and help provide resources for the Ready Readers with Regina Police initiative to get more books in the hands of caregivers, children and families.” Lanoway adds, Building Ready Readers is a great way to remove barriers and provide youngsters with a solid foundation for success in school and in life.
This launch is just the first of a series of visits to daycares in the city to help build positive relationships between police and community, while promoting literacy at an early age. Officers will read the book “I Want to be a Police Officer” with the children, give a short safety presentation, help lead literacy activities and help distribute snacks and books to the youngsters. The Regina Police Service thanks The Circle Project Children’s Centre and United Way Regina for their partnership in giving our youth the building blocks for success through literacy.