As a collaborative effort to promote literacy, Angels Baseball and Angels Alumni Association hosted 100 second grade students at The Literacy Project’s (TLP) 2nd annual “Readers in the Outfield” event, which was recently held at the Diamond Club in Angel Stadium. Over $11,000 was raised to help TLP continue to provide their proprietary 30-hour reading program at “no cost” to struggling readers in elementary school classrooms throughout Southern California.
Students listened to inspirational stories from Angels Alumni about the importance of reading and becoming literate adults. Rod Carew stated, “Education is power. It will allow you to be whoever you want to be and do whatever you want to do.” The alumni stories motivated TLP’s students to focus on becoming better readers, so they can achieve their personal dreams one day.
The Literacy Project’s offers a comprehensive instructional program that improves both academic and attitudinal levels of students performing well below English proficiency standards. The academic segment utilizes The New Phonics Game™, a proprietary reading product which was co-developed by The Regents of the University of California. The program teaches the fundamental principles of phonics and literacy in all three learning modalities—auditory, visual and tactile—critical to children with varying learning styles.