On My Mind Literacy Project





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Somers, NY

Total Budget: $7,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Publish 'On My Mind' Book that includes submissions from 200 students fromn 16 diverse high schools.

"On My Mind is a book of prose, poetry and artwork from 200 students from sixteen racially and economically diverse high schools in urban suburban and rural communities within 100 miles of NYC. Students are encouraged to reveal their innermost thoughts which can be a cathartic experience for some of these students who may be the product of dysfunctional or economically deprived families. Seeing their names and works in a professionally published book is a proud moment for these students and their families, and including this accomplishment on their college or job resume can be a very valuable asset. Our Book Launch brings these students, as well as their teachers and parents together, for recognition and socialization. Our Literacy Committee is comprised of eight of our members. The committee is responsible for: soliciting schools, acting as liaison with the participating schools, collecting, compiling and editing the submissions, coordinating with the book designer and publisher, ensuring the quality of the book, soliciting sponsorships, planning and running the book launch celebration including serving a supper. The effort starts in Sept and ends in May. The funding will be used to help pay the publishing and the book launch celebration expenses.

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Northeast Westchester

Primary Contact: John Katzenstein

Email: john.katzenstein@ag.ny.gov

Project Status

Fully Pledged
This project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the club signature process. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Northeast Westchester (7230)









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