Throughout the 2019-2020 school year and before COVID-19, we had the opportunity to visit seventeen different elementary schools with Vancouver, Camas, and Washougal Police Departments as well as the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Through those seventeen schools, we were able to give out roughly 1,850 books. Considering we were unable to finish out the school year in the classrooms, we unfortunately missed out on eleven literacy events.
We have missed all the students, staff, and officers during these past four months, but are looking forward to seeing them in the fall. We love seeing the connections made between the students and officers, as well as the children’s faces when they get to pick out their own book to take home. They are all very grateful and appreciative, and that in itself makes it completely worth the event.
PAL is looking forward to future literacy events, and is so excited to see all the children and staff.
See you next year!