Every summer, The Fox Tucson Theatre’s KIT (Kids In the Theatre) Program partners with local literacy-related organizations to put on a free community event, with the goals of:
- Making literacy, in many forms, extra fun and engaging
- Connecting the dots between community members and the amazing organizations working on literacy in Southern Arizona
- Countering the effects of “summer learning loss” in students developing reading skills, by encouraging mid-summer literacy and reminding parents and caretakers to keep those kids reading!
This past summer, we produced an online literacy+arts extravaganza, the content of which is still available to explore here.
In the summer of 2019, we provided almost 1,000 community members with a wide range of experiences:
- Fun and hands-on literacy activities
- Screening literacy-oriented shows and Academy Award Winning/Nominated animated short movies
- Storytimes, in which books were read by the same authors/illustrators featured in the movies
- Meeting story characters
- Getting free books, snacks, and other goodies
Check out some highlights from this past year’s events!