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Program Brings Books to Low-Income Kids

Children read books donated by Read Seed. Photo by Mark Dolejs of the Herald-Sun.

Cheers to the Herald-Sun newspaper in Durham, NC for this article on former social worker and sociology instructor Adelaide Banks.

Banks created the Read Seed program in 2001 to bring books to low-income children in her area.  “I found that many young children did not own books,” she said. “They were also not doing very well in school.”

Despite its meagre budget Read Seed is expected to give out 15,000 books this year, more than double the number donated in 2006.

The only issue we have is the article identified Banks as a former social worker. Many in this profession say once a social worker, always a social worker.

To learn more about how social workers help young people visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Schools and Communities Web pages by clicking here.

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