Jeff Reads

Membership Eligibility: All Jefferson Students

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description: JeffReads is a program that compliments the mission of Reach Out and Read, which is an evidence-based national pediatric literacy program through which medical providers make early literacy a part of pediatric primary care. JeffReads volunteers read to children as they wait for their appointments at the Nemours Pediatric Clinic. We introduce parents to the pleasures and techniques of looking at books with children of different ages. The organization gives books to children to encourage reading in the home, and to get books into the hands of those who may have little or no access to them. Additional activities include occasional lunchtime talks about literacy and seasonal reading parties at the pediatric clinic. JeffReads has been in existence for 20 years.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Email: jeffreads@jefferson.edu

Student Organization Advisor: Jessica Tomaszewski, MD, Pediatric Clerkship Director , Department of Pediatrics 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 300 | 215-861-8800