The Literacy Project

Dear TLP Mentors,

I’m sure you’re all tracking the latest news and have seen that all area schools are closing until at least April 3, possibly longer. Which means our Literacy Project year is coming to an end much more abruptly than any of us would like.

First and foremost, please join me in praying for our students, their families, and the faculty and staff at our schools.

I am working on plans for a virtual celebration so we can say good-bye to our mentees. Please watch for details in the coming days about how you can participate.

I have also been in contact with both the St. Louis Public Schools and the Normandy Schools Collaborative about how they will be helping students and families experiencing food insecurity or other needs as a result of the quarantine and closures. I will be sending you details on how we can contribute to these efforts in the very near future. Thank you to all of you who have reached out to ask how you can support this critical need.

Finally, I want you to know that I will be praying for each of you over the coming days. I am filled with overwhelming gratitude for you and everything you have done for The Literacy Project this year. Personally, you have made my first year in this role so smooth and incredibly fulfilling. You have had a lasting impact on your mentees, and I’m sure they’ve had a lasting impact on all of you.

While this is not the way we’d planned to end the year, we will move forward in faith and do everything we can to care for our community.

Sending love and prayers,

Beth McClure, Literacy Project Director

beth.mcclure@gatheringnow.org