Collecting Words to Stop the Summer Slide

WWCC Moonshot Word Collector Campaign to Stop the Summer Slide

In honor of the NSLA Summer Learning Week 2019, we hosted pop-up “Word Collector Events” throughout the County.  We partnered with each of our police departments to set up in parks, with the tax collector office to set up at their annual event, and with local school and summer camp providers.  

We had guests at each site share a word which was meaningful to them, and then they weaved it into the Moonshot Word Wall.  We tied the program to the anchor text of "The Word Collector," written by Peter H. Reynolds, as we agree with the main character's quote in this story -- "Reach for your own words, tell the world who you are, and how you will make it better."  (Thank you Mr. Peter H. Reynolds for introducing us to Jerome, the main character in THE WORD COLLECTOR!)

Once you have collected words from the community, you may then take your art installation "Word Wall" and rotate the display throughout your County - -the School Board office, County Commissioners, library, Museum, etc.  

To learn more, view our video:


Collecting Words to Stop the Summer Slide

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