In a time when most kids have video games and the latest trendy toys on their holiday wish lists; the children in YWCA of Asheville Primary Enrichment Program (PEP) will be adding a new book to their list of gifts for the Holidays. Thanks to a generous donor, the students in YWCA PEP after school are getting the chance to pick out a book of their choosing from Malaprop’s Bookstore.
One of the best ways to develop children’s reading ability and foster a lifelong appreciation for reading is to encourage kids to read at home. For many children, however, there are not any books at home for them to read. YWCA PEP staff and volunteers work hard to ensure that all students get the academic support they need including homework help and individualized tutoring. This opportunity is such a gift for many of children in YWCA’s PEP program.
The donor, Joel Adams, is donating the books to the children at the YWCA in honor of his clients at Raymond James Financial Services.