On Sunday, March 13, fibre space instructors and volunteers welcomed three of young people from the Wright to Read program to boost their knitting skills or learn to knit for the first time. Several volunteers from our community donated their time to teach them, and so many of you donated knits! We had enough kits to send back to the larger knitting group that has been formed at the Wright to Read program.
Leigh Hoyer, Director of the Wright to Read program, is always thinking of ways to get children involved with the broader community in which they live. Over the years she’s introduced them to the Alexandria Aces baseball team and Christylez Bacon, progressive hip-hop artist and Human Beat Box. But lately she’s taken a more hands-on approach, teaching the quiet rhythms of knitting.
Many of the children have become interested in knitting, sticking with the process long enough to make their own scarves and discover that they have relatives who also knit! Picking up this new hobby has given them a way to connect with their family who also enjoy the craft.
Wright to Read is an educational program associated with the Family Resource Learning Center in Alexandria, which promotes literacy through the tutoring and mentoring of elementary school students and outreach to the Alexandria community.
You can learn more and get involved with the Wright to Read program!