Oakland

Reading Bonanza (formerly Rainbow) in the Park Oakland, CA  September 17, 2011

  • 150 kids registered at the check-in booths
  • Hundreds of books were given out to the community
  • Dozens of FREE prizes were given to kids & families for participating in activities
  • Kids acted out stories on stage
  • Plans for future Reading Bonanza in the Park, Oakland events
  • Discussions from this event led to Reading Bonanza in the Park event in North Las Vegas, NV

 Results

  • 225 kids registered at the check-in booths
  • 400+ in attendance
  • Thousands of books were given out to the community
  • First Ever Bar Up & Spell It Out contest – rhyme-forming and Spelling Bee contest
  • 100+ Volunteers
  • 20+ Community Organizations hosting literacy activities
  • Dozens of FREE prizes were given to kids & families for participating in activities, including 3 laptops and desktop computer
  • Free Snacks and drinks given out all day

*The success of the first event in EPA led to The Oscar Grant Foundation hosting a Reading Bonanza in the Park, East Oakland*

 

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