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New England BookPALS

New England BookPALS

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has reopened it’s official branch of BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) in New England, and we’re excited to get performers reading again! Are you an actor or performer who’d like to read aloud to elementary school students in urban neighborhoods to bring the magic of books alive? Are you a school interested in learning more about our FREE literacy program? Do you have books you’d like to donate to kids who really need them? If so please contact Sara Ewing, New England BookPALS Coordinator, at sewing@sagfoundation.org or...

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Arizona BookPALS

Arizona BookPALS

Welcome to Arizona BookPALS! We’re so glad you’re here. Watch a message from the Arizona BookPALS Coordinator, Ellen Dean:   Arizona BookPALS is part of the National BookPALS literacy program sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. We place actors, performers, theater students and trained community volunteers into under-served elementary schools to read aloud on a weekly basis to classes of children. It takes just an hour a week to make a big difference in children’s lives. We also have a writing program, PencilPALS, if you can’t get into a classroom to...

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Florida BookPALS

Florida BookPALS

Welcome to Florida BookPALS and PencilPALS! With nearly 300 volunteers in 12 counties from Tallahassee to Miami, we are reading aloud to and mentoring approximately 10,000 children across Florida each week of the school year! Florida BookPALS and PencilPALS programs grow bigger each year and now serve more schools than ever before. In addition, Florida BookPALS read at numerous special events, including literacy festivals, museums, libraries, hospitals and homeless shelters. Our volunteers are changing lives and making a real difference in the lives of Florida’s children. BookPALS are...

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Los Angeles BookPALS

Los Angeles BookPALS

Welcome to Los Angeles BookPALS! Thank you to all of our talented, generous readers, attentive students, caring administrators, and important donors! We’re having a wonderful school year. We’re always looking for more readers and donors. Not only do we “perform” in classrooms weekly, we’re reading in hospitals, museums, and shelters. In Los Angeles people are always looking for BookPALS for their special events. If you’re an actor interested in becoming a BookPAL, just drop an e-mail to losangeles@bookpals.net and we’ll send you more information. If you’re interested...

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New York BookPALS

New York BookPALS

Welcome to New York BookPALS! Would you like to volunteer your time and make a difference in the life of a NYC elementary-aged student? Are you a performer living in one of the five boroughs of Manhattan? Send an email to mcabezas@sag.org to find out how you can get involved and discover when our next New Reader Workshop is scheduled. Are you a school interested in having our volunteers come to read in a classroom? As you know, our programs are here at no cost to your school! Give us a call and we’ll fax over the information that you need to become one of our Partnership Schools. Are you...

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San Francisco BookPALS

San Francisco BookPALS

Welcome to San Francisco BookPALS! Become a BookPAL! Join fellow actors and performers in the Bay Area who volunteer their time to read aloud to children. Reading aloud awakens imaginations and stimulates interest in reading. By using your talents as an actor and expressive reader, you bring stories to life. And now is the perfect time to get started reading to a child in your community. “It’s the best!” - Owen Baker-Flynn, BookPAL at Alverado Elementary, SF “There is nothing more gratifying than sharing the joy of reading with my first-graders.” - Mary Dilts at Rooftop Elementary, SF...

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