Words Alive Inspires Counselors During Forum


Words Alive was recently invited to participate in the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Alliance Middle & High School Counselor Forum, hosting a breakout session on volunteer and partnership prospects. As a continual effort to collaborate with like-minded organizations and institutions, Words Alive has made itself available for collaborative opportunities to provide more resources for students and families, as well as educating the community on the importance literacy plays in all aspects of our lives.

On March 8th, Operations Director, Chrissy Califf and Read Aloud Program Manager, Carter Anderson facilitated conversations with middle and high school counselors related to “needs of the whole student - academic, cognitive, social, and emotional” as part of an annual CSUSM Alliance event.

CSUSM Alliance is a community engagement cohort, ensuring students have support, connections, mentorship and a vehicle for success on campus. “CSUSM and K-12 districts in the university’s service region share a commitment to enhancing student success. With an interest in expanding and enhancing student experiences, the university and partner districts have developed a mutual agreement in which K-12 districts provide their students with a rigorous program of study and meaningful learning experiences and the university provides a guarantee of enrollment and a compendium of experiences designed to support college perseverance and success.”

It's Words Alive’s objective to discover, obtain and realize connections in the community in order to fulfill our mission in the classroom and beyond. As part of that cause, we will continue to seek avenues to present, facilitate and foster discussions about ways to join forces to tackle illiteracy within our community.