BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a nationwide program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, is an organization of enthusiastic actors, theater students, educators, and community members who volunteer their time to visit classrooms on a weekly basis to read aloud to kids for an hour (30 minutes per classroom). These are children in disadvantaged schools who may have no one at home to read to them. You will make a BIG difference in their lives.
Using your talents as an actor and expressive reader, you can bring stories to life. You can take words from the page and create worlds! Here’s a chance to practice your creative skills and talents, while giving back to your community in a way that is uniquely yours.
Don’t worry, training and book lists are provided. WE promise you many unexpected rewards and the most appreciative audience ever!
Visit the BookPALS web site at www.bookpals.net to see what six SAG-AFTRA Locals are doing across the country.
Ellen Dean is the BookPAL’s coordinator for the Arizona-Utah Local. To sign up and participate, email the information below to Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or print out the below and mail to Ellen Dean, 328 W. El Camino, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
If you have any questions or need more information, please call Ellen at (602) 750-2923.
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