Give A Gift of Literacy 

Connection to Creativity and Arrie Mae Inspirations are partnering once again to

IMPACT and EMPOWER youth through literacy.

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, we will be joining PS 398 in Brooklyn for their 

 

5th ANNUAL "LITTLE LADIES TEA PARTY"

 

THE THEME IS: TEA, BOOKS & PEARLS

With that said, we need your help!

It is our goal to provide all attendees with a literacy gift bag which will include

a personalized copy of "BUT I AM A CAT!", a keepsake craft, pencils

and various goodies to empower the participants.

Sponsorship is $20.00 per child.

Each sponsor will also be asked to pen a note of encouragement/inspiration that will be included in the gift bag.

You are more than welcome to sponsor more than one child.

We welcome and appreciate LOVE DONATIONS, as well, in support of this effort, if you are not able to fully sponsor a child.

After you donate,

Please send your words of encouragement/inspiration in the box below.

Please include the name(s) you would like to appear on the note.

(i.e. From The Robinson Family)

        OUR SPONSORSHIP GOAL WAS  160 LITERACY BAGS      Many thanks to all our sponsors!

We reached our goal!

It takes a village to raise a child!

          We are grateful for your support!              

  

ABOUT THE HOSTS:

PS 398 Walter Weaver in Brooklyn, NY

PS 398 is located in Brooklyn, NY and services approx 281 Scholars from Pre-K to 5th grade.

85% of the Scholars are in Transitional Housing.

For more information on this annual event please contact Ms. Felicha Daley, Assistant Principal @ 718-774-4466

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Connection To Creativity is all about inspiring kids to Read by Creatively, Bringing Back The Fun In Reading.

Our goal is to do this through various activities inspired by featured Books and Authors. This initiative started as a personal mission, when my eldest son had difficulties learning to read. I thought,

“There must be a way to inspire him so he can experience joy in learning how to read.”
 

We believe that kids learn and express themselves differently and by inspiring them through creative ways we will spark their imagination. One of our goals is to enable every child to read at their grade level or above. We understand that a child’s reading skills are fundamental in ensuring their success throughout not only school, but throughout their lives.
 

Connection to Creativity partners with various interest groups to provide reading programs that encourage children to fall in love with reading!

Founder Ms. Stephaney Mcgregor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

An avid literary enthusiast and lifelong artist, Kyshia Marie Hamilton (aka Author Jamee-Marie Edwards) channeled her love for creativity and expression into a children’s book that reflects her personal life experiences growing up in New York. Her zeal for children’s literature stems from years spent in school health observing children’s behaviors, learning styles, and subtle nuances of development, which influenced her to explore ways to connect and communicate with young audiences on different levels.

 

“I write from a place of deep passion and commitment to producing the highest possible quality of children’s literature.”

 

Her passion for writing manifests through her whimsy, yet authentic story lines with inspiring messages of life lessons which are illustrated through vibrant, sparkling images. Her words illuminate on a page and capture the imaginations of children of all ages. Her stories convey meaningful, applicable content to foster continued learning and growth.

An engaging adventure that cultivates love for self among readers who

constantly wonder, “Where do I fit in?”

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Mr. Cat goes for a stroll between naps and runs into various other creatures.

Each animal tries to convince Mr. Cat that he would be better if he was more like the animal speaking.

Mr. Cat doubts himself but ultimately discovers that he likes himself just the way he is, as a cat.

“This book inspired me so much because it taught me how to accept how I look.” ~2nd grade student

“Children can easily relate to the engaging adventures of Mr. Cat and his animal friends. The book gives them fiction glimpses into life’s truths.” ~Parent

WORDS OF INSPIRATION FROM SOME OUR SPONSORS 

Don't ask me WHY????

I just know you can. There is a seed of potential deep down inside.

I JUST KNOW YOU CAN! 

Each person is a work of art, signed by God. 

Reading ignites your imagination!  

Do your best. See yourself capable enough to do anything through courage and strength. 

See it. Own it. Solve it. Do it. 

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world~ Malala Yousafzai 

Looking forward to seeing you change the world!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

Always believe in yourself and the sky is the limit. 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world~ quote of Nelson Mandela 

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go! 

quote of Dr. Seuss

If you can dream it, you can do it

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

quote of A.A. Milne

“Books train your mind to imagination to think big" – quote of Taylor Swift

“The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read” – quote of Mary McCleod Bethune

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.

quote of Mary Dunbar