ALA Unit/Subunit: PPO
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Join ALA's Public Programs Office and Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services to learn how your library can be part of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (TRHT GSC), a reading and discussion series that will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work. Attendees will learn about grant requirements and benefits; learn how to apply for the grant online; and explore how this opportunity can connect with your library’s literacy, outreach, and equity, diversity and inclusion goals. ALA will begin accepting applications for TRHT GSC in September 2018. Applicant libraries must be located within, or working in partnership with, an organization that serves at-risk youth. Benefits include 11 copies of each of three book selections; programming materials, including discussion guides, reading lists, sample activities and promotional materials; training opportunities, including a two-day orientation workshop; and connection to a racial healing practitioner who will convene an interactive session with your teen readers and program staff. TRHT GSC is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.