On Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, Start with a Story participants will have an opportunity to write a letter to President Obama.
In celebration of International Literacy Day, and as a kick-off to the Start with a Story Project’s Family Literacy Art Days, children visiting a the project table at Santa Rita Jail or Glenn Dyer Jail will have an opportunity to write a letter to President Obama about, well, anything!
Children can draw a picture, and tell how much they enjoy participating in Start with a Story, and how important it is to them. They can write about the new school year, or any other subject they like.
All letters will be collected and mailed to the White House by Alameda County library staff.
The White House responds to every letter written to the President, and
sometimes the President himself responds directly. We expect that the library and the Start with a Story Project will receive a letter with the presidential seal expressing gratitude for participation and interest in our country and its government, and possibly will receive a letter from the President himself that we will distribute to Start with a Story participants as a reminder to the children and the community of the interest the government takes in all of us.
Art supplies and kids to use ’em will abound on September 12 and 13 – all we need is you!
If you would like to participate, please contact Raul Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org; (510) 745-1486.