William Schmitt | Apr. 22, 2013 | Institute for Educational Initiatives
A Notre Dame-based program that uses literature to bring hope to South Bend juvenile offenders will be one of the participants in a unique nationwide initiative called “World Book Night” on Tuesday, April 23.
The program reaching out through South Bend’s Juvenile Justice Center is called “Reading for Life” and is the brainchild of Dr. Alesha Seroczynski, who developed it with support from the Institute for Educational Initiatives. She is a psychologist affiliated with the University’s Center for Children and Families.
Through her efforts, “Reading for Life” received approval to be one of the “giver” organizations making good use of 500,000 free books being distributed by the non-profit World Book Night U.S. This is the second year that the organization has sought applications and then designated worthy recipients of books, all for the cause of “spreading the love of reading, person to person.”