Cops ‘n’ Kids Literacy Program

Reasons for Launching Cops ‘n’ Kids in Your Quota Community

You can be sure that you are doing valuable service work when you get involved with Cops ‘n’ Kids, but taking part in the program will also make a positive impact on your club and its members. Consider the following:

  • All members can get involved. There are so many different ways to help—by publicizing events, organizing programs, collecting and sorting books, and distributing books at community centers and programs. Each of these tasks also provides an opportunity for Quotarians to work together.
  • It’s flexible. You can do as much as you want with the program, depending on the needs of your community and your club’s strengths and abilities. Collect and distribute books locally, send them to impoverished areas, raise funds for Cops ‘n’ Kids programming or to create a local reading center, volunteer to read books in classrooms, or create other ways to promote literacy. Choose one, some, or all of these ideas to get involved.
  • Publicity opportunities abound. Community members and local media will have plenty of opportunities to learn about Quota as they see your flyers and advertising campaigns and attend events.
  • You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Several Quota clubs have already adopted the program and can share their tips and resources with you. If you want to be creative, you can develop your own program.
  • Build connections with community. You’ll have the opportunity to work not only with the police force, but also with local government officials, schools, churches, and other service organizations. These connections are valuable as you recruit members and pursue other projects.
  • The program can operate at minimal expense. At its most basic level, the program involves collecting donated books and/or reading aloud to students in classrooms and community centers. You don’t need a lot of money to make a big difference.

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