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Winter 2012

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Storybook Project

Co-Chairs: Regine Francois and Moges Abebe


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The YLS’ Storybook Project, inherited from the 2009-2010 Leadership Academy Fellows, is in its second year under the MSBA YLS banner.  The project involves volunteers recording fathers at Jessup Correctional Institution(JCI)  reading books for their children and mailing the books, along with accompanying audio recordings, to the children. The mission of the project is to foster healthy bonds between incarcerated fathers and their children and engender a love of reading. Readings are usually scheduled for the third Saturday of each month and take place from 8:30am to about 11:30am.  The project is always in search of books and volunteers. To get involved contact the co-chairs of the Storybook Project Committee: Regine Francois or Moges Abebe . The application is on YLS.org website.

Upcoming reading dates are February 18, March 17 and April 21.

As always special thanks to our past volunteers and we certainly welcome new volunteers and any all "gently loved" children books.



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