January 1-January 31
Sixty percent of Alabama children read below their grade level, according to the US Department of Education. The Literacy Council of West Alabama reports that, by fourth grade, 40% of children in Alabama are unable to process basic reading materials for their grade level and as a result, the same number of children will not graduate from High School.
To help, Jeff State’s Sigma Kappa Delta is holding a book drive to benefit children in the communities surrounding our campuses. New and gently used books are welcome. All books will
be donated to local libraries.