PROGRAM: Motheread/Fatheread Hawai’i

Presented by:
Hawai'i Council for the Humanities
Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Other Subject: Literacy Audience: Children and Families, Rural Communities

Motheread/Fatheread® Hawai‘i is a nationally acclaimed family literacy program aimed at promoting literacy and increasing communication within families. The program was founded in Hawai’i in 1999.

Affiliated with the award-winning national Motheread® program and in partnership with Title I elementary schools and others serving low-income parents, Motheread/Fatheread® Hawai‘i improves reading skills so children can be more successful in school and become better readers, thinkers, learners, and problem solvers.  It also strengthens ties between parent and child, where the parents learn to become reading role models for their children, to initiative meaningful discussions about books, and to improve parenting and literacy skills.