Prevail Issues Community Reading Challenge
In honor of National Book Month in January, Prevail is inviting the community to participate in the Our Community Reads Together challenge.
Our Community Reads Together is Prevail’s newest violence prevention initiative. Essentially, Prevail is creating a video library of community members reading their favorite kids’ book on camera. We know reading aloud promotes literacy, cultivates a sense of empathy, and fosters a sense of connection between kids and caring adults.
So far, our library includes videos from Hamilton County Sheriff Dennis Quakenbush and Indy Eleven star Jordan Farr, as well as numerous teachers, faith leaders, and child advocates. You might even spot Prevail’s beloved facility dog, Odle, sharing his favorite story.
We are kicking off National Book Month with a reading challenge to help build our library, increase our YouTube subscribers, and bring these videos to kids who need them. We are especially interested in curating a diverse collection of authors, characters, and readers.
There are a few ways you can help us make this challenge a success.
- Record a video! You can choose any book you’d like, as long as you can read it in about 5-10 minutes. You can see examples and submit your video at prevailinc.org/communityreads
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel
- Challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to participate
Creating safe, loving, empowering spaces for young people is an essential part of preventing violence in our community. By engaging caring adults in storytelling, we can help our kids explore important social and emotional concepts in a manner that is accessible to even the youngest listeners.