First Steps to Cultural Understanding for US Teens

by Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.
Sep 9, 2013

Literacy for Little Ones going to Nicaragua

Putting together book packages
Putting together book packages

Stevens Point High School student Rachey Ley implemented the Literacy for Little Ones reading program at five hospitals in Wisconsin and Minnesota as a way to encourage parents to read to their newborns.  "Every baby born at the hospital receives the book package, which includes a children’s book and a letter that I wrote explaining why it's so important to start reading at a young age" says Ley. 

Velez Paiz Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua is the next location to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

“Through Literacy for Little Ones, I have learned that no matter what my age, the best way I can make a positive
difference in my community is by volunteering. I have been truly inspired by the number of youth, teens, and adults throughout North Central Wisconsin who have generously given their time or made donations to allow this project to
grow and expand. It has made me realize that volunteerism is realizing how fortunate I am and trying to give back what others have done for me.”  Rachel Ley

Packing group - SPASH Cheer Team
Packing group - SPASH Cheer Team
Spanish books for Velez Paiz
Spanish books for Velez Paiz
Books arrive to Nelson Hall
Books arrive to Nelson Hall

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Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.

Location: Stevens Point, WI - USA
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Project Leader:
Amy Wiza
Program Director
Stevens Point, WI United States

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