This technical report chronicles the development and implementation of Rockin’ Reader®, a volunteer literacy program that utilizes resources donated by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. It outlines the original idea for the program that began with one elementary school counselor in one school seeking to make a difference, beginning in her school community with two rocking chairs, a collection of children’s books, and dedicated volunteers. The exploration of the concept for replication in other school communities is documented; this readiness included visits to the original school, consulting with education and literacy experts, and focus group data. The first two years of implementation are highlighted, including the start-up process, documented volunteer hours, and subsequent expansion. Discussion is provided regarding program features and research connections, including shared book reading experiences, social capital development, program use of technology, and the application of partnership principles.
|Publisher||Cracker Barrel Old Country Store|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - Sep 2011|