Marilyn Monahan, Executive Director of the Reading ASSIST® Institute (RAI) in Wilmington and Milford, Delaware, announced that Tom Chilton was awarded the Linda Reddick Award for outstanding volunteerism at its Downstate Champions of Literacy Luncheon at The Buttery on Friday, May 4. Tom has provided valuable service to RAI and Lulu Ross Elementary School in the Milford School District as a reading tutor in its Volunteer Tutor Program. The award is named in memory of Linda Reddick, a Rehoboth resident who epitomized the volunteer spirit in her service to children at risk for reading failure. Linda lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.
The annual luncheon honors all contributors to Reading ASSIST’s mission to improve the literacy skills of children at risk for reading failure. RAI held its New Castle County Champions of Literacy Luncheon on April 27 at the Waterfall Banquet Center in Claymont.
Additionally, Mid-Del Foundation, Representative Darryl Scott (Dover) and Sussex County Councilwoman Joan Deaver were awarded Champions of Literacy Awards for their contributions to child literacy through RAI’s programs.
Reading ASSIST Institute, is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Wilmington, DE. Founded in 1989, its mission is to improve the literacy skills of children at risk for reading failure. RAI accomplishes its mission by training volunteers and educators from around the community in its specialized, multisensory structured language curriculum. For more information about Reading ASSIST® Institute and its programs, contact us at 302-425-4080 or visit www.readingassist.org .