Spring 2024

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


This service-learning project focused on elementary-aged children and the community that supports them. It focused on building a community-supported reading program to create excitement and passion for reading in our young children and build a strong community and appreciation for service workers. To do this, I created the Melba 9-1-1 Reading Program to engage our young readers. The Melba elementary-aged children were tasked to read ninety (9) minutes per week (1) for one month (1). They were able to manage how much they read per day and week but were given a goal of 360 minutes for one month. Upon completion, they were rewarded with an Emergency Reader Special Visitor Pass. This pass gave them free access to the Melba 9-1-1 Reading Fair, where they could participate with the local emergency services organizations that gave them tours through their vehicles and swag for their reading efforts. This project focused on emerging our young readers into the love of reading, good habits, and appreciation for our community.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.

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