Baldwin County High School Students Promote Youth Literacy in the Community

By Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy

On Jan. 27, 2023, the Deal Center team visited Georgia Military College Preparatory School (GMC) in Milledgeville, Georgia. We were thrilled to have met with more than 300 GMC high school cadets from the Baldwin County area in a cooperative effort to promote literacy and reading within the community. These students spearheaded a book drive as a service-learning project, and the Deal Center proudly donated 100 books from our internal collection and another 100 from personal donations made by staff, family, and friends.

The students plan to deliver the books to preschools, daycares, primary schools, and local children’s organizations later this month. During these visits, cadets will read to hundreds of preschool and elementary children. Deal Center staff is committed to its partnership with these high schoolers across Baldwin County as they make an extraordinary effort to help improve the reading skills and habits of young children. If you would like to provide books for this project, donations to the drive can be made on the GMC Milledgeville campus through February 10, 2023.

The video of this meeting may be viewed by clicking here.