Miss America Serves Day is a national day of service which brings together Miss America contestants and volunteers from our state organizations to create service events that address critical needs in their communities. Planned activities include: volunteering at local CMN Hospitals; cleaning up parks, beaches, and neighborhoods; assisting youth and senior organizations; visiting nursing homes; collecting clothes; stocking food pantries; and feeding the homeless.
CT Parent Power will host Miss America Serves CT “Literacy for All,” a family event of shared storytelling, free books, hands-on-activities, and a free literacy kit . Realizing Dreams US!
Saturday April 18, 2015 ~ 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Waterbury Town Hall: 235 Grand Street, Waterbury CT Veterans Hall Room 2nd Floor
CT Parent Power hosted the Miss America Serves “Literacy for All” venue with our very own Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen, Cynthia Dias Mora ~ alongside Tara Lynch, Brooke Cyr, Alexis Volpe, Gina Barbani, Serena Charbonneau and Sami Anderson whom represent diverse surrounding communities and will be competing in the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Program in June 2015.
Our collective “Literacy for All” venue entailed special hands on literacy activities with Jim Cantoni’s Realizing Dreams curriculum that engages children of all ages and stages of development to begin thinking about what they dream to be as a first step, then discussing and then writing down step by step how they will realize their dreams that becomes a more intentional process through cooperative learning games in small intimate working groups.
Another area that fostered quality hands on fun was small reading group teams, with tessellated shapes, creation of make and take books for all to begin looking at literacy based learning through disguised educational fun!
We honor all of the children and parents who came out to support our collective literacy effort, alongside our collaborative partners like Riveria Memorial Foundation – Maritza Rivera, Geraldo Reyes from the Waterbury Mayor’s Office, all the parents, Hilda Reyes CT Parent Power Board Member and Madre Latinas Inc. – Yoellie Iglesias… because without our partner members we could not make this happen!