VIDOR LITERACY FOUNDATION
Working Towards a Brighter Future through Literacy
The Vidor Literacy Foundation aims to promote and support literacy throughout our community. Through practical and elective projects, we strive to encourage school and community involvement to achieve our literacy goals and to afford every young person access to reading materials. Our immediate goal is to place a book into the hands of every child and teen in our community. Our long-term goal is to make reading materials accessible to adolescents not only in Vidor, Texas, but to the surrounding communities as well.
WHO WE ARE AND OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Vidor Literacy Foundation is comprised of students from an eleventh-grade Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Class at Vidor High School. Our group has chosen to support a literacy platform, and through the WE Community Service Project sponsored by College Board, we are working to encourage a love of reading among children and teens within our town and surrounding communities. Through the generous donations of civic groups, companies, organizations, and individuals, our foundation is able to purchase books and reading material for in-need children and teens, build and place book boxes throughout Orange County and surrounding communities, and launch the Teen to Teen Mentorship and Virtual Read-to-Me Programs. Literacy strengthens young minds and creates stronger communities.
College Board Community Service Project
The WE project is a movement that is aimed at letting teachers support their students to become helpful citizens. WE does not discriminate against anyone but instead strives to connect students with their communities. Learn more at WE.org
With the help of the Vidor High School CTE and Building Trades Department and AP student Luke Prudhome, book boxes will be placed in easily-accessible locations throughout the community. Children and teens will have the opportunity to borrow books and realize the joys of reading and the importance of literacy.
- OngoingVidor High SchoolOngoingVidor High SchoolWhat better way to give the gift of literacy to a child or teen than dedicating or remembering a friend or loved one with a donated book in their honor. The new book will be stamped on the inside cover with the donor's name and the person being honored and used to fill book boxes throughout Vidor.