Babies With Books is a youth-led program that provides books and information on the importance of reading with babies to families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to support early literacy and family bonding. We have served almost 700 families and provided them with nearly 1800 books. BWB offers books in 7 languages including English, Spanish, and Russian, the most common languages of the RCH NICU families. BWB members are students from 7 high schools across the greater Portland Metro Area. BWB is supported by Randall Children’s Hospital (RCH), the Legacy Foundation, OnPoint Community Credit Union, and Reach Out and Read (a national non-profit organization promoting early literacy). We are working on implementing public reading spaces throughout Randall Children’s Hospital.
Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Babies With Books, and a source of much success for our Nonprofit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Doing What’s Needed
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.