New Jersey High School Girl Scout Makes a Big Impact for 2014 International Literacy Day

Pre-kindergarten children in New Brunswick’s The Tiny Tot Spot will soon know that Hunterdon Central Regional High School student Kai Dennis sees them as special when they receive their backpacks filled with school supplies. Kai Dennis decided to partner with the Global Literacy Project, Inc. (GLP) to provide the basics for the entire newly entering class.

New Brunswick, NJ, September 09, 2014 --( Kai Dennis has spent the month of August working hard to prepare for school, but not just for her senior year in high school. Kai set out to ensure that the community-based Tiny Tot Spot pre-school in New Brunswick, New Jersey would be able to surprise its newest class of students with new backpacks filled with literacy supplies.

Kai has a history of service to her community–she is a member of Girl Scout Troop 80419 at her school and has already won Bronze and Silver awards for her community service efforts. She is also a member of the Heart of New Jersey Council. During the summer break, the rising senior decided that she wanted to continue to make a difference and when she heard about a New Jersey non-profit, the Global Literacy Project, Inc. (GLP), working to help children both locally and globally she decided that it sounded like a great fit. She is hoping to spend her senior year assisting with several Global Literacy Project, Inc. initiatives assisting children in New Jersey as well as in Africa and the Caribbean.

The theme of International Literacy Day 2014 is “Literacy and Sustainable Development.” Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development and having a good start at the youngest educational stage enhances lifelong learning and plays a crucial foundational role in the creation of a sustainable engagement with learning.
Global Literacy Project, Inc.
Denniston Bonadie
Reverend Lauren M. Carrington