Walk4Literacy and Family Festival

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Name: Walk4Literacy and Family Festival
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
3 out of 5 children in Sacramento aren't reading at grade level! To raise awareness about the literacy crisis in the Sacramento region, policy makers and concerned citizens in multiple districts have signed a proclamation that declared Sept 8th as "Sacramento Literacy Day" (in alignment with National Literacy Day) and September as "Sacramento Literacy Month". A press conference was held on Sunday, September 8th at Colonial Heights Library, sharing the momentum of the Literacy Movement; including a CTA (call to action) to register individuals and teams for the Walk4Literacy and Family Festival on October 26th. Your commitment to the community is valued and necessary to help all children in Sacramento County achieve grade-level reading. Please join us on October 26, 2019, as literacy focused nonprofits lead the 6th Annual Walk4Literacy and Family Festival. Collective efforts to provide literacy interventions are making a positive difference; between 2014 and 2018, 3rd grade reading improved by 11% and overall grade-level reading improved by 5%. Still, more than 139,000 children are not reading at grade-level in Sacramento County which means we need to double our efforts and keep going!


WHAT: The Walk4Literacy and Family Festival is a family-friendly event featuring a 4-mile (approximately 10,000 steps) walk through several of Sacramento’s oldest neighborhoods. The walk begins at McClatchy Park and finishes with a free Literacy Festival at Sacramento State University, where participants and the broader community can learn about and engage with agencies and organizations impacting children’s learning, while enjoying author readings, live music, fun activities, food and entertainment. Net proceeds from the Walk4Literacy will be distributed to children’s reading and writing programs. Since our inception, we have given $40,000 back to the community.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26th from 9am-1pm

WHO: Literacy focused nonprofits, supporters and champions in the Sacramento region (including Sac State President, Cely Smart and Councilmember Eric Guerra). WHERE: Walk4Literacy begins at McClatchy Park and ends at Sacramento State University (at the Walk4Literacy Family Festival)

WHY: To help all children in the Sacramento region learn to read at grade-level

HOW: Your participation is needed! Register, volunteer or donate online at http://walk4literacy.org/ *Registration information detailed below. *Additionally, please share the attached flyer and registration URL on all social spaces and newsletters: http://walk4literacy.org/

PRESS: Media and elected officials are encouraged to attend, as this is a great community-based visual and content-oriented event. You may also contact Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff for interview opportunities with Literacy Nonprofits and Champions in the Sacramento region before (or day-of) the event at 916-882-3880 orlisa@saclibraryfoundation.org. Please share the registration URL with colleagues and on your social spaces http://walk4literacy.org/ and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

We look forward to sharing the Walk4Literacy with you!

Register, volunteer or donate: http://walk4literacy.org/

Individual Adult - $35
Student - $20 Family (2 adults and 3 children) -
$60 Team (20 or more)
$20 Nonprofit discount available

**All registrants receive a t-shirt and entrance to the Family Festival at Sac State (end of walk)
McClatchy Park to Sac State
Date/Time Information:
9am-1pm on 10/26/2019
Contact Information:
Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff lisa@saclibraryfoundation.org
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