Start: Plaza in front of the Douglass Campus Center
End: Rutgers Student Center, College Avenue Campus
(Douglass Campus Center is in the corner of Nichol Avenue and George Street--A parking deck is also located next to the Douglass Campus Center for your convenience! [DIRECTIONS])
This year the walkathon continues to focus on the goal of assisting communities locally and globally.:
- Locally: We plan to provide books and other literacy materials for children participating in our “Take Reading Home” pilot in nursery and kindergarten classrooms throughout New Brunswick, New Jersey and our poetry reading programs.
- Globally: Supporting Global Literacy Project programs for displaced children in Haiti.
- Globally: Humanitarian supplies for West African regions impacted by the Ebola epidemic (working with the African Health Network).
Celebrate "TEEN READ WEEK," October 13–19
Remember, the week after the walkathon it's "Teen Read Week," October
14-20 (an initiative of the Young
Adult Library Services Association).
potential for making a difference does not simply end with
the completion of the walkathon or "Teen Read Week." Anyone interested
supporting children's education and literacy in general can
come out to
support the Global Literacy Project's "Make A Difference
Day" program (every fourth Saturday of October) volunteering as part
of the nationwide "Make A Difference Day" activities.