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Cooper Literacy

PROGRAM

Encouraging the love of books and the enjoyment of reading among children!

Open Books

Created in 2007, the Cooper Reading Challenge is an annual event that encourages kids to read books and write reviews to qualify to receive $25 to purchase books at Barnes & Noble in Calabasas.

When kids select their own books, they’re more likely to read and enjoy them.

Funds for the program come from community supporters who donate $25 for each child they wish to sponsor.

So far, 3,242 children have selected books for themselves and their families.

In 2022, Martin & Barbara Cooper are inviting you to help expand this to a year round literacy program — the Cooper Literacy Program.

Get Involved

Sponsor
Volunteer - Become a Cooper Literacy Program volunteer.
Contribute - Contribute to the program and help the kids select their books.
share - Tell your friends and neighbors about the Cooper Literacy program.
Martin Cooper - Cooper Reading Challenge

The mission of the Cooper Literacy Program is to encourage reading for enjoyment and learning among the members of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley and to teach them to value and to use books as part of a well-rounded life.

The goal of the Cooper Literacy Program is to promote a love of reading and books as well as improve reading ability by providing young people with age-appropriate reading activities.

The program creates an opportunity for San Fernando Valley business and civic leadership to support literacy among young people.

Girl reading a book while sitting on books
Books

KEVIN

TAMAKI

“The Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit powerhouse; leading the way to shape productive and caring citizens that will create a formidable 21st century workforce for the San Fernando Valley region.”

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Author/Celebrity Readings Star Book Buddies
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National Read Across America Program
Summer Brain Gain

Star Annual Activities Star

Author/Celebrity Readings

Book Buddies

Cooper Reading Challenge

Library Visits

National Read Across America Program

Summer Brain Gain

GARY M. THOMAS CLUBHOUSE

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The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is a registered 501 (c)3 in the state of California and is permitted to receive gifts in Los Angeles. EIN: 95-4419365

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