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Turning Pages, Changing Lives: Goodwill of Mississippi Launches BookWorks!

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi is thrilled to announce the launch of our BookWorks program, and the excitement is contagious! This initiative is aimed at nurturing a love for reading among preschoolers. With a mission to inspire a lifelong passion for learning and reading, the BookWorks program is designed to engage, educate, and empower young readers. By introducing the magic of storytelling, we aim to foster not only literacy skills but also a sense of wonder and curiosity that will last a lifetime. At the end of each reading, each child is given a book to start their very own library at home.

At the heart of this program is a commitment to community engagement. We understand the pivotal role that early literacy plays in shaping a child's future, and we are excited to partner with local schools to make a difference. Our first BookWorks reading featured our very own CEO, Brad Steffani, who had the honor of reading to two enthusiastic classes. The joy of sharing stories, exploring new worlds, and igniting imaginations was palpable in the room.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Head Start school that opened its doors to our BookWorks staff, allowing us to embark on this literary adventure with their students. It's through partnerships like these that we can make a lasting impact on the lives of children in our community. As we move forward with the BookWorks program, we look forward to witnessing the growth, excitement, and love for reading that it will undoubtedly inspire. Together, we're turning pages, sparking imaginations, and building a brighter future, one book at a time.

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