Converse College and Reach out and Read have established a collaborative internship program, the first in the state for the organization. Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization which gives children the foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Elaina Smith, Jaime Means, Chiara Mattamira (Nisbet Honors) and Hadiyah Lewis began the internship last fall. They will be completing their internship this spring and will receive a stipend, as well as the opportunity to attend the Literacy Summit in Charlotte.
The Center for Professional Development hopes to continue offering four internships a semester with the Reach out and Read collaboration.