Local literacy organization hosting annual benefit event March 9
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Reading is Essential for All People (REAP), a local non-profit organization that aims to improve reading proficiency in public school students, will host its annual benefit event on Saturday, March 9.
According to its website, REAP was founded in 2013 by Decatur resident Jennifer Rhett and her husband Jeremy Rhett in order to help younger students acquire reading skills. The organization also hopes to improve teacher training and enrichment on reading issues.
Titled “Guilty Pleasures,” the event will feature live music by the Tiger Kings band, a live auction, food and drinks.
All proceeds from the event will be used to fund the REAP Summer Reading Camp and Structured Literacy training for metro Atlanta public school teachers. This enables them to teach reading more effectively and turn struggling readers into confident learners with a bright future.
Jennifer, the organization’s executive director, says the event will be “a celebration of all that we have accomplished and is a celebration of all donors who have made this possible for area teachers and children.”
The event will take place from 7 to 11 p.m.at The Solarium, 321 West Hill St., in Decatur.