“Being with the kids fills a hole in my life,” says Dale Hermeling, Little Bit volunteer at Yeatman-Liddell Middle School. The attorney and empty nester has connected with the middle schoolers, experiencing the same satisfaction as his days coaching youth sports. “The students all look up to him and just think he’s cool,” says volunteer[…]
On Nov. 7, we celebrated the launch of our programming at Central Middle School in the Riverview Gardens School District. Central represents our sixth middle school partnership and fifth school adoption in the district. We have committed to adopting all 13 Riverview schools by 2019, as part of our Project Graduation initiative.
Program Coordinator Jamey Maune is proud to tell everyone what she does. “I have complete confidence in the program model that Little Bit has created,” she says. This school year Little Bit has strengthened an important component of that model: building relationships. “It’s about being in the moment and intentional with embedding our services into[…]
We were excited to officially join the Yeatman-Liddell Middle School family with a ribbon cutting and student book fair on Sept. 28! Yeatman represents our 29th school partnership and our 14th in the St. Louis Public Schools District, made possible through a generous gift of $85,000 by a couple committed to the education of our youngest generation. Yeatman[…]
On Sept. 13, we hosted an open house and ribbon cutting to dedicate our new building at 516 Hanley Industrial Court. On hand were past and present Little Bit Board Presidents and representatives from St. Louis County Government. County Executive Steve Stenger proclaimed the day “The Little Bit Foundation Day.” Co-Founder Rosemary Hanley said, “We will never[…]
During the week of Aug. 28, we kicked off our 2017-18 service year with the distribution of Books & Buddies to more than 4,500 Pre-K – 2nd grade students! Our Books & Buddies program pairs an age appropriate book with a stuffed buddy and is designed to encourage and support early readers. Students are able[…]
When Bob Swope helps students survey the tables of books at Little Bit’s 1-2-3 Read! book fairs each week, he explains to them that the outside doesn’t always give away what’s inside. The 83-year-old knows a thing or two about books – the author of 135 sports instruction and other informational books – but also[…]