SUPPORTING LIBRARIES' SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
The PIASC RAISE Foundation is celebrating its 15th Annual Literacy Campaign with bookmarks designed by three talented graphic arts college students who participated in this year's bookmark competition.
The winners of the competition are:
— 1st Place: Jose Saavedra, East Los Angeles Occupational Center
— 2nd Place: Mark Lopez, East Los Angeles Occupational Center (pictured)
— 3rd Place: Sandra Presley, Abraham Friedman Occupational Center
These students received cashed awards from the foundation to continue their education in graphic arts.
The literacy campaign was introduced in 2004, as a response to a study released by the National Endowment for the Arts, which emphasized that people were reading less than ever—especially young people. Since then, PIASC RAISE
Foundation has distributed over 1 million bookmarks to libraries in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Kern, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. This year alone we will distribute 150,000 bookmarks in July.
Some good news from the Scholastic 2016 Kids and Family Reading Report reveals that 86% of kids ages 6-17 agree that it is very important for their future to be good readers and 58% of kids love to read books for fun. The
results of this survey are available
Maribel Campos at 323.728.9500, ext. 210 if you would like to receive copies of the 2017 Literacy Campaign bookmarks.
For more information on PIASC RAISE Foundation's Literacy Campaign