06/09/2015

“PJ Our Way” Clevelander Shines

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Meet Hannah. At just 10 years-old, Hannah represented our Cleveland community on the National PJ Our Way Design Team! She is part of the PJ Our Way community, a new pilot program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, that was designed to give 9- to 11-year-olds ownership over the material they read by allowing them to select their own books and express their opinions online.

In addition to the National Design Team, 15 Cleveland-area preteens have been selected by PJ Our Way as youth leaders for “Cleveland’s Local Design Team.” This prestigious post gives young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills, while connecting with nine other PJ Our Way pilot communities across the country.

Families can learn more and register for this free program at www.pjourway.org.

See what Hannah has to say about her experience on the National PJ Our Way Design Team:

“Being on the PJ Our Way Design Team is so much fun! You get to find out what the next books are and read them. Being able to blog is pretty cool. Oh, and now whenever I check my email there is always something waiting for me! I get to make videos for the website and meet real, live authors! Once a month we meet via Google Hangouts with the team and talk about what is going on! Just being able to say to my friends, ‘Hey I'm on that awesome Design Team that you were just talking about,’ is so cool. The whole experience has been great!”

Read Hannah’s book review for OyMG

Check out Hannah’s video about the book, Secrets in the House of Delgado:

For more information about PJ Our Way, PJ Library, and programs for Young Families in Cleveland, contact Kelly Rubanenko at krubanenko@jcfcleve.org..


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