Sunday, January 24, 2010

Crain's Features Sit Stay Read!

Since the very beginning it's been a goal of ours to have Sit Stay Read in the estimable Crain's Chicago Business and today was the day!!

Not only did they mention our impressive evaluation results, they illustrated the story with this great photo of Demarlon reading to Nancy and Brady.

Be sure to check-out the full article online and share it with everyone!

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Wrigley Will Always Help Me"

From Student Stories

Because Sit Stay Read programs are so much fun, it can be easy to forget the impact the dogs and volunteers have on our fabulous kids. Reading fluency scores are certainly improved but there's also the personal impact.

When Stella, Brady and Bandit visited Mr. Groves' 3rd grade classroom last week, the students wrote about them in their stories, but many of the kids chose to write about the SSR dogs they remember from last year in 2nd grade--Wrigley, Rocky and Blue.

In addition to Dajanae's story about Wrigley (the title of this post), Tyshawn wrote about "The Adventures of the Mighty Rocky" and Katrina's story told how "I Saved Blue". The dogs become a part of the students' lives and they enjoy remembering the time they spent reading together.

Click on the link under the photo to read these and other stories from our young authors.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SSR on "Making a Difference Radio"!

How did Sit Stay Read get started? Click here to listen to Barbara Talisman interview Sit Stay Read executive director and co-founder MaryEllen Schneider on blog radio and find out!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Get a Disney Day When You Volunteer!

As seen on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and all over TV tonight, register for "Give A Day Get A Disney Day" and you get a free pass for a Disney park when you volunteer a day with Sit Stay Read!!

Our Best In Show benefit is coming up and we'll need lots of help--lend a hand and get rewarded by our friends at Disney!