Illinois Public Media’s book mentor project, now in its ninth year, gets kids excited about reading, and puts books into the hands of families who otherwise might not have access to books at home.
The project recruits and trains volunteers come from local businesses, community service organizations, student associations and parent groups.
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Illinois Public Media is helping students and teachers at the Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety Magnet School in Champaign create, maintain and staff their 21st Century Digital Media Center. Their Center allows them to run their own video production studio, anchor newscasts, write and videotape stories, edit video and publish content on their website, strattonsociety.org.
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