‘Project Transformation’ town hall to be held tonight

Summer reading program is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade

Information about a program designed to improve children’s reading abilities will be provided during a town hall.

The meeting, free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m., at Camas United Methodist Church, 706 N.E. 14th Ave.

The goal of the eight-week summer program is to close the reading gap for children who need extra help in kindergarten through the sixth grade.

Children will be chosen to participate, based on recommendations from their teachers and school counselors and administrators. Parents will need to submit applications, which are expected to be available later this month. The deadline to apply will be at the end of May.

Donations of craft supplies, recreation items and children’s books will be accepted.

Questions about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities can be directed to Rachel Neer, executive director of the Pacific Northwest chapter of Project Transformation, at 693-5881 or rachel@ptpnw.org. For more information, visit www.projecttransformation.org or www.camaschurch.org/childrens-book-drive.

The town hall will be available to view live at www.facebook.com/ProjectTransformationPNW/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.