“Ferst Readers was founded in 1999 to address the growing problem of children, many from low-income communities, entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness, a preventable problem that has far-reaching impacts throughout students’ lives. The recipe for early school success is simple: start school with strong literacy skills. Ferst Readers’s recipe for encouraging early literacy development is even simpler. Ensure children have developmentally-appropriate books in their home and provide parents with resources that support them in their role as their child’s first teacher.” – Cobb Community Foundation
Roger Vest, pastor of Powder Springs First United Methodist Church brought the Ferst Readers program to the Cobb County area, with a launch in January of 2019. In the month of February alone, Ferst Readers distributed nearly 200 books to children, many of which are students of the Marietta City Schools Early Learning Center.
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