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Progressionista, Girl's Book Club, Coming to West Englewood Library on Jan. 20th!

Imagine Englewood If is partnering with Progressionista, a Detroit based non-profit, to bring an amazing girl's book club to the Greater Englewood community! Progressionista  will introduce Englewood girls ages 8-12 to leisure reading through monthly book club meetings featuring women professionals. The book club will meet every third Saturday from 11am-1pm at the West Englewood Library located on 1745 W 63rd Street from January 2018- June 2018. 

Our speakers -- or progressionistas -- engage participants by sharing intimate stories about their careers and relating it to the group’s next book. Every meeting includes interactive activities that further entice participants to read over the next month. 

Progressionista aims to:

  • Increase leisure reading for participants by 100%
  • Introduce participants to local women professionals
  • Increase participants’ reading level by at least one grade level

There's not a successful woman who you won't overhear mentioning a book she has read for leisure. Plus, it’s no secret that reading for fun is directly correlated to a child's academic success. Progressionista will 

Progressionista's Principles:

Women Who Lead, Read
We aim to show girls that women who succeed often read for leisure. We do this by bringing in professional women from a variety of career fields to our book club meetings. 

Fiction Teaches Too
It is scientific proof that people who read fiction are more empathetic and intellectually sharper. We aim to introduce participants to books they enjoy reading to help raise their reading scores and contribute to their academic achievement. 

Pages are Passports 
It is our goal that all girls are exposed to new cities, countries and continents from the settings in our book. We aim to show girls how books expose them to areas around the world and enhance their cultural competency. 

Registration ends Friday, January 19th at 12pm. Sign your child up today by completing this form: Join Progressionista - Greater Englewood - Registration Form



Keywords: book club, Englewood, Girls, imagine englewood if, Progressionista, reading, West Englewood, West Englewood Library, youth

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