Orange Center parents, students honored for literacy challenge

The Fresno BeeApril 1, 2014 

Habitat for Humanity Fresno County in partnership with Orange Center School District and Read and Rise graduated 30 parents and 190 students for the first-ever scholastic literacy challenge.

The Cat in the Hat, Franny K. Stein and Clifford the Big Red Dog kicked off the event Feb. 18 at a launch party in West Fresno.

All 190 students each received four new books Tuesday night (April 1) at Orange Center School.

The goal of the effort is to provide parents and families with the knowledge, tools and motivation to take an active role in their child's literacy development and to learn all about the efforts to improve grade-level reading at Orange Center School.

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