Circle of Friends Reading Clubs
Circle of Friends Reading
Clubs is an innovative reading enrichment program that inspires youth and teens to build character, leadership, ethics, attitude,
respect, and responsibility (C.L.E.A.R.R.) through reading of thought-provoking stories and books. The purposes of these reading
Ø To assist youth and teens to enhance reading skills
Ø For youth and teens to develop social and humanistic proficiency
from reading books
Ø To create a love for reading in a fun environment
The program helps students
develop important literacy skills, which includes but not limited to fluency in reading, writing, communication, and evaluation
What happens in a Circle of Friends Reading Clubs session?
Members decide what book
to read by a democratic process. The members all have an assigned number of
pages to read before each session and come prepared with questions or comments about the story or chapters to share with the
group. The emphasis on discussion allows all students to participate that will
aid them to become fluent readers, and help them grow in their ability to understand and critique information, and enjoy literature.
When are Circle of Friends Reading Clubs sessions offered?
Butterfly Journey offers
spring and summer sessions for ages 8 through 14 years old or 3rd through 8th grade students.
Spring session is March, April, and May
Summer session is June, July, and August
Fall session is September, October, and November
Graduation is in November
Reading Group Ages/Grades:
* Youth-Circle of Friends Reading Clubs for ages 8, 9, 10 years old or 3rd, 4th,
and 5th Grades
* Teen-Circle of Friends Reading Clubs for ages 12, 13, 14 years old or 6th, 7th,
and 8th Grades
Where is the Circle of Friends Reading Clubs session held?
All Circle of Friends
Reading Clubs sessions meet monthly in different locations in Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia. Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from reading club meetings.
Is there a fee for the Circle of Friends Reading Club?
Yes, membership fee is forty dollars
($40.00) per month to cover cost of books, materials, and refreshments.
Membership fee is twenty dollars
($20.00) per month if your or a non-profit (501c3) or religious organization.
Membership fee includes: Books, reading
materials, and refreshments.
How do I sign up for Circle of Friends Reading Clubs?
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.