JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville nonprofit organization is looking for men and women in uniform who want to make a difference in our community by volunteering to read to children.
Literacy Pros of Jacksonville is recruiting firefighters, police officers, military, doctors, postal carriers and other uniformed professionals to help inspire students through the power of literacy.
The program, which is the brainchild of Literacy Pros President Janice Gendreau, was formed in February 2019 with the goal of building interaction between children and police in non-emergency settings.
Once a month, officers read to children and take part in crafts related to book selections.
Those interested in learning more about the program or volunteering as part of #Blue4Books are asked to contact Literacy Pros of Jacksonville by calling (904) 210-6677.