Reading to End Racism Volunteer Training 1/09/2019

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Reading to End Racism Volunteer Training 1/09/2019

January 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
YWCA Boulder County
2222 14th Street
CO 80302
(303) 443-0419
Reading to End Racism Volunteer Training 1/09/2019 @ YWCA Boulder County
Reading to End Racism (RER) is a unique intergenerational racial justice literacy program that helps plant the seeds for the elimination of racism among youth from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Through books, personal stories, and activities RER readers seek to stimulate insightful conversations about racism and discrimination.
 RER’s goal is to empower students to stand up and speak out in the face of injustice whenever and wherever they encounter it.  We aim to provide students and teachers alike with the tools necessary to facilitate productive conversations about racism, bullying, and discrimination.  We believe that an enhanced understanding of social and racial justice issues will promote peaceful relationships among students and will create a safe, nurturing environment in which every student can thrive.
Trained RER Volunteer Readers have the opportunity to read to children in elementary and middle school about issues that matter, and plant the seeds for a more inclusive and socially aware generation in Boulder County.  The RER volunteer community is a strong support network of individuals who care deeply about racial justice and diversity issues.
Interested in attending our upcoming RER Volunteer Training?  Please complete our RER Volunteer Application to register.

Children’s Alley Phased Reopening

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we continue to ensure the safety of our children, teachers and families of Children’s Alley to determine our reopening date. Based on the latest decision from Boulder County to extend the Stay at Home Order until May 8, we will be moving back our phased reopening to Monday, May 11. We have determined a phased approach to reopening will ensure our alignment with Colorado Public Health guidelines.  

Phase 1 will begin on May 11, with the partial reopening of our Infant Development Center (IDC). We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA. On May 18, we will reopen part of our Pre-K program. We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA.

We will not be able to offer traditional drop-in services at this time but we are working with Colorado Public Health to determine what that process will look like as we get further into the opening.