Traveling Stories joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on February 25, 2017. Traveling Stories helps kids fall in love with reading by the fourth grade. They accomplish this by hosting StoryTents at farmers’ markets and other community hotspots across San Diego County and various other cities. At the StoryTent, kids read books of their choosing with their parents or other volunteers from the community. For each book they read, kids earn book bucks, which can be redeemed for prizes. In this way, Traveling Stories is transforming reluctant readers into confident ones and teaching basic money management skills.
Traveling Stories shares the Live Well San Diego vision of creating healthy, safe, and thriving communities, and is embracing strategies of this vision through their dedication to positively influence the lives of children and families in the communities they serve. They promote safety by providing a fun and safe space for children to learn and by giving parents the chance to bond with their children and other members of their community. Traveling Stories also promotes thriving through their engagement of low income and high immigrant, refugee, and English-as-a-second language populations, giving them the literacy and leadership skills they need to outsmart poverty within their communities. Traveling Stories embraces intergenerational strategies and encourages community involvement by giving volunteers the opportunity to read with children and create a lasting impact on their development. Their services benefit both children and adults alike and create wonderful bonding opportunities.
Traveling Stories is committed to promoting healthy, safe and thriving communities through literacy and community connectedness.