Monday, May 09, 2011

Tucson: Actors, BECOME A BOOKPAL- Give back to kids in your community


From: Ellen Dean []
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 1:18 PM
Subject: Volunteer opportunity for actors



 Ellen Dean, AZ Coordinator

328 W. El Camino

Phx, AZ 85021

(602) 750-2923



BECOME A BOOKPAL- Give back to kids in your community

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a nationwide program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, is an organization of enthusiastic actors, theater students, educators, and community members who volunteer their time to visit classrooms on a weekly basis to read aloud to kids for an hour (1/2 hr per classroom). These are children in high-risk, disadvantaged schools who may have no one at home to read to them. You will make a BIG difference in their lives.


Using your talents as an expressive reader, you can bring stories to life.  You can take words from the page and create worlds! Here’s a chance to practice your creative skills and talents, while giving back to your community in a way that is uniquely yours.


Don’t worry, training and book lists are provided. You will be treated to many unexpected rewards and the most appreciative audience ever!


Visit the BookPALS web site at to see what our 6 branches are doing across the country and to sign up.


Call Ellen Dean (602) 750-2923 for more information or sign up on the website above or e-mail including the information below. TRAINING FOR NEXT FALL WILL BE IN TUCSON IN MID- SEPT. 2011







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Ellen Dean
Arizona BookPALS Coordinator
328 W. El Camino Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 750-2923




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