Parent participation is mandatory in
the Open Book Program. In addition to attending an orientation
meeting, parents agree to attend at least two sessions during
the program. During these sessions, parents assist Open Book
artists and teachers and take part in student reading groups
and activities. Parents also volunteer as chaperons for Open
Book field trips.
help of student and non-parent adult volunteers is always
a welcome addition to the Open Book Program. College students,
community residents and corporate volunteers act as role models
for students in the Open Book Program. Their interest in reading
drama, video, Internet and writing activities
extra incentive for student participants.