Florida Writers Foundation (FWF) is proud to provide Space Coast Rolling Readers with annual grants. By providing monies to organizations such as Rolling Readers, FWF is able to
$65.00 can sponsor a classroom for the year. (This includes weekly visits from a trained Read Aloud volunteer and a new high-quality hard cover book for each student in the class.)
$25.00 can help provide services for a class or tutoring team.(This includes weekly visits from a trained Read Aloud or Tutor volunteer and a new quality hard covered book for each participating student.)
$250.00 can sponsor a grade level for the year. (This includes weekly visits from trained Real Aloud volunteers and a new high-quality hard cover book for each student in the grade.)
$650.00 can sponsor a school. (This can help provide trained Read Aloud and tutor volunteers to a school. All children that participate in our programs will receive a new high-quality hard cover book.)
Cross Creek Chronicle is a published compilation of stories written by Pinellas County
elementary school children in grades K-5.
With budget cuts in schools, the funding for the printing of the book was in real danger of being cut. Florida Writers Foundation granted $1,000 in early 2013, and months later, the Spring 2013 Cross Creek Chronicle was published. Chrissy Jackson, FWF Co-Founder and VP, personally represented FWF in the process. Chrissy visited several classrooms and worked with students to write short stories, judged and recruited other judges, co-edited the book, and lastly, applauded all of the students’ efforts at the Palladium celebration for the young authors.
Florida Writers Foundation is proud to be a sponsor for the Spring 2013 Cross Creek Chronicle, and we look forward to continuing our sponsorship for many years to come.
The stories are written in language arts classes, with a Learning Specialist’s Meeting [assistant principals] last fall and talked about how important a love of reading and writing is to a
child. I asked for their help in making sure each teacher in their school
system [74 elementary schools in Pinellas County] shared the opportunity to
their students to be included in the book by submitting a story.