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Santa Ana Kiwanis Club Contribution To Literacy

(Ms. SANCHEZ asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Rep. Loretta Sanchez

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Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the Santa Ana Kiwanis Club for its efforts to curb illiteracy in my district. The Kiwanis Club has donated $5,000 to the Orange County Board of Education to finance the printing of 20,000 bilingual booklets that encourage parents to read to their children. The aim of the booklets is to increase the listening and the verbal vocabularies of children, both of which help to improve reading abilities.

I am thankful that my parents took the time to read with me while I was growing up. Their dedication to my education helped me to improve my reading ability and to get good grades in school. My parents knew that success in the classroom and in life depended on a grasp of basic life skills like reading, and I commend the Kiwanis Club of Santa Ana for their efforts to improve literacy among the children of Santa Ana.