The Learning Alliance’s literacy fleet traveled around the county, spreading the “word” about the importance of reading – making stops at three Indian River County National Night Out events. The Moonshot Reading Rocket, Luna the Literacy RV and the Moonshot Bookmobile.
“National Night Out provides a forum for community partners to work hand-in-hand with local law enforcement,” said Marie O’Brien, TLA’s Manager of Moonshot Outreach. “Research has shown a correlation between low literacy and crime. By putting books into more children’s hands, we as a community can help to turn lives around.”
Children were able to chat with officers from local, state, and federal agencies alongside members of the U.S. armed forces. The family-friendly evening was filled with music, games, food and fun.
The annual event is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Take a peek at the fun at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYudhG-FTMM&feature=youtu.be and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NchGQo5TVY