( June 11, 2015 ) Vita Education Services held “Power of Moms” year-end celebrations at its two Family Literacy class locations in Bristol Township and Centennial and school districts. On June 4, over 50 people celebrated at FDR Middle School in Bristol. On June 8, over 80 people attended the event held at William Tennent High School in Warminster. Attendees included Family Literacy students, their children and husbands; ESL teachers from the school districts; Vita Board members and staff; and other supporters of Vita.
The “Power of Moms” theme is in recognition of the research findings that “a mother’s literacy level is the greatest predictor of a child’s success in school.”
Each program included speeches by students, the presentation of attendance and achievement certificates, and an “around the world feast” prepared by the students.
Family Literacy is a program to assist English as a Second Language parents in gaining the literacy and parenting skills they need to become full partners in the educational development of their young children through family-centered education programming.
This past year Vita Family Literacy launched a new project, the “Reading Tree.” Each family added a new leaf to their tree each time they read a book together. Moms, dads, and their children were very excited about their growing trees, with the children constantly asking their moms to bring home more books to read. The families’ Reading Trees were on display at the Centennial Family Literacy celebration.