GREELEY, CO – April 18, 2018 – The Aims English Honor Society (AEHS) donated more than 150 children’s books to the Monfort Family Health Clinic. This donation is part of the club’s ongoing support of a children’s library that was established by the Aims English Honor Society four years ago.
“I’m very proud of the work the Aims English Honor Society does each year to help further the college’s mission of building a stronger community,” said Aims CEO and President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “Our students and advisors have done a wonderful job of bringing a love of reading to the children who visit the clinic.”
The library is located in a small room right off of the waiting area at the clinic. Children are encouraged to take books with them as a way to promote reading in the home, which is strongly tied to literacy skills and academic success. The AEHS donates 150 to 200 books each year.
“We feel it is important for a school to stay connected to its community, and one way we do this is through volunteering locally,” said AEHS Treasurer Gil Ochoa. “It’s important to encourage reading in children, and we believe that making books accessible is the first step.”
AEHS collects donated children’s books year round. Anyone interested in donating children’s books to this project can contact club advisor Megan Friesen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aims English Honor Society provides Aims students opportunities to interact with others interested in literature and to participate in on-campus activities. These activities include literary readings, poetry slams, community involvement and conference travel.
Gil Ochoa, Alan Grajeda, Sierra Montez, Dakota Montez, Ryan Tanner and Leslie Morrison at the library.
About the Aims English Honor Society
The Aims English Honor Society, Tau Gamma Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta (the English Honor Society for two-year colleges) provides opportunities to interact with other students who have an interest in literature and a chance to participate in on-campus activities. For more information visit www.aims.edu/student/studentlife/clubs/Aims-English-Honor-Society.