South Jersey Alumnae Hosts National African American Read-In

Submitted by Ethlyn Bruce

The South Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. promotes excellence in education in our schools and communities.

The chapter strives to ensure that students are equipped with tools for academic success. Every year in February during Black History Month, the Educational Development Committee promotes literacy in coordination with the National African American Read-In.

This year, they approached the African American Read-In in three ways.  First, the chapter identified grade level literary works, then featured them on its website on a list titled, “Project L.O.V.E. (Let Our Voices Echo): Literature Selections by African American Authors. Second, each week during the month of February seven books were featured on social media pages. The chapter did not stop there! The seven books were each accompanied with a corresponding video of a soror reading the book! In turn, they created a video library of books for parents, educators, and students to access on YouTube not only during Black History Month but also throughout the year. Third, the chapter donated more than 100 books to classrooms and libraries in schools grades PK-8 throughout Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties, New Jersey. 

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