A Book of My Own© operates on the simple concept that by giving elementary age children a book of their own, each child will be reminded that they matter.
The Justice Project has launched A Book of My Own© by providing elementary children with books that are personalized on the inside cover with a book plate where each child’s name is written.
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The Justice Project kicked off this program by turning to the Santa Barbara chapter of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for help in distributing the books to children whom they know it will make a difference. CASA is a national network of 946 programs that trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. After Santa Barbara, we partnered with CASA Kern County and CASA Indianapolis, along with local Santa Barbara literacy programs such as the Little Free Library literacy program.
These books are handed out with the intention that this gift will serve as a launching pad for further learning and a reminder that someone was thinking of “me.” The goal with this program is to encourage each child to know they matter, while acknowledging the investment in their intellectual development, and will therefore invest in developing themselves. The Justice Project believes that a just world turns on such things, and that both educational justice and social justice will be served in this effort.
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