Presentation on theme: "Are you United Through Reading? United Through Reading ® provides a meaningful opportunity for emotional connections that help relieve the stress of separation."— Presentation transcript:
Are you United Through Reading? United Through Reading ® provides a meaningful opportunity for emotional connections that help relieve the stress of separation by having separated service members read aloud to children via DVD.
Our Vision That all children will feel the security of caring family relationships and develop a love of reading through the read aloud experience. Our Mission To unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together. 16%
How It Works In nearly 200 recording locations around the world, United Through Reading offers service members who are separated from their children the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to their children at home. 16% Emotions Geography Deployment Training Divorce Duty
PARTICIPANTS READ TO: 16 Their children Nieces, nephews Grandchildren Children being mentored Don’t forget: oNew babies and infants oPre-Teens and Teenagers
President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) –earned annually by calendar year using volunteer time solely with United Through Reading or aggregated with volunteer time with other organizations. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) May be awarded by the military after consequential, sustained, and direct volunteer service. United Through Reading can provide volunteer information and data to a command when requested on behalf of a volunteer and can write recommendations for nominating a service member for the MOVSM based on sustained volunteer support of the program. 16% Robust Volunteer Program
The Book 16% Again! and Again!! and AGAIN! !!!!!!!!!
The program allows me to stay in touch and connect with my daughter in ways that the phone or email cannot do. I read and then use a couple minutes to talk to my daughter and act the way I would normally do when I was home. She nags my wife to watch the DVDs over and over and runs to the mailbox everyday hoping to receive another DVD of me reading.” ~ a Marine Corps father 16% Why it matters... Children’s anxieties are eased. Spouses at home are supported because parenting is shared. Service members' morale is boosted and they feel like they are a part of daily life at home. Homecomings are easier and more joyful. Children become readers.
Why Not SKYPE? When it’s naptime in Fort Campbell….. …….it’s the middle of the night in Afghanistan. ●Bandwidth? Access? Security? ●United Through Reading has: ●Reliability ●Repeatability ●Availability “Mommy or Daddy on Demand”
For More Information Tina Wright National Program Manager (USCG) United Through Reading 11772 Sorrento Valley Road #125 San Diego, CA 92121 T: 619-519-5507 firstname.lastname@example.org Combined Federal Campaign #11393