Welcome to the 2021 AFCOST Symposium. This is our 8th Symposium! Below you will find the schedule and registration.

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Tuesday, May 25 • 10:30am - 11:30am
SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Let's Talk About Reading LIMITED

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Let's talk about reading
Why is literacy important? According to the data provided in the Cambridge Community Foundations report, Equity and Innovation Cities: The case of Cambridge, we are failing our children. 57% of Black children in 3rd grade are not meeting the benchmark. 57%. What can we do in informal spaces to really connect young people to the joy of reading? What would be possible if all Black children in 3rd grade were soaring above the state benchmark? What would it take to make that happen?

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Julie Roach

Manager of Youth Services, Cambridge Public Library
Julie Roach manages youth services at the Cambridge Public Library. She also teaches children’s literature at Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science and at Lesley University. She regularly reviews children's books for the Horn Book Magazine and most... Read More →

Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Conference