This week, Suruchi Keenheel, Director of Instructional Coaching and Training at the AIM Institute for Learning & Research, delivered hundreds of books collected by AIM Academy to students at Cornerstone Christian Academy in southwest Philadelphia.
Cornerstone Christian is one of AIM’s new education partners with ten K-5th grade teachers at the school working with AIM Institute to learn about and implement literacy instruction using AIM’s Integrated Literacy Model.
The books, which ranged from picture books for young children to chapter books and novels for teens, were collected by the AIM Academy community during Dyslexia Awareness Month in October. Keenheel said the students who volunteered to sort the books were excited to see so many interesting titles whether it was the picture book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom or a book about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The donation will help stock the shelves of the Cornerstone Christian library to support readers throughout our community. AIM Academy Head of School Chris Herman said, "We are so proud of our community for this generous effort and of the important partnerships we have built with other schools, like Cornerstone Christian, that share our commitment to literacy for all children".
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