ERIC Number: ED419578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Read Today, Lead Tomorrow: How Corporate Grants, Volunteers, and Community Leadership Can Bring About Student Success. The Story of the GE Early Years Initiative.
Burr, Tim; Tatarian, Lois
The General Electric (GE) Early Years Initiative, a grant-funded GE Fund, GE's corporate Foundation and GE Elfun, GE's international program created by volunteer organization, has helped elementary school students improve their reading skills through the use of volunteers since 1994. This publication describes Early Years projects, provides program information, and lists participating locations and program contacts. The bulk of the book is comprised of program descriptions and program information. Program information delineates grades served, how the program works, reasons for success, teacher training requirements, GE volunteers, grant uses, sites, and contacts. The following programs are described: (1) Accelerated Reader and Reading Renaissance Programs, computerized reading management program; (2) Book in a Bag, a check-out program; (3) Economics Game; (4) Fort Edward Free Library, a library-school partnership; (5) GET Smart, volunteer tutoring; (6) The Green Thumb Club, raising and selling plants; (7) Literature Celebration Day; (8) Mentoring; (9) Modem Mates, computer connections to enhance student teamwork; (10) Mother Goose Asks "Why?", science and math activities with correlated reading materials; (11) Power Lunch, volunteers reading to students at lunch; (12) Science and Reading to Go!, inquiry-based science kits with correlated reading materials; (13) Smyrna-Moore Mentoring and Tutoring Program; (14) STAR--Science Technology and Reading, science lab kits of experiments and related books; (15) Super Lit Quiz Bowl; (16) Tae Kwon Do, marital arts to learn self-awareness and self-discipline; and (17) Troll Multicultural Program, a summer literature program. The book describes the application process and outlines time requirements for various types of volunteer opportunities. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: GE Fund, Fairfield, CT.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.