Young Children Priority One

Read Across PA

Young Children Priority One (YCPO) is an ongoing community service program of Kiwanis International that addresses the needs of children age 0–5. All clubs are encouraged to carry out at least two YCPO projects per calendar year, though many clubs are able to do more—serving children, families and communities. Young Children Priority One focuses on four key areas:

  • maternal and child health
  • child care and development
  • parent education and support
  • safety and pediatric trauma

Read Around the World

Open a child’s mind to reading—all year long! Every child should experience the joy of reading. Kiwanis’ Read Around the World program focuses on sharing the joy of books with young children—from reading with them to providing books they can have of their very own. If you’re interested in learning how you can volunteer with the Read Around the World program, or how you can help get books to children who need them most, contact us.

SUGGESTED Read Across Pennsylvania SUPERHERO THEME Book List:

  • Bedtime for Batman by Michael Doll
  • Doodle Cat Wears a Cape by Kat Patrick
  • Elliot Jones Midnight Superhero by Anne Co􀆩ringer
  • Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelley Becker
  • Even Superheroes Make Mistakes by Shelley Becker
  • Juniper Jupiter by Lizzy Stewart
  • Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis
  • Super Manny Stands Up by Kelly DiPucchio
  • Super Red Riding Hood by Claudia Davila
  • Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Carolyn Buehner
  • Superhero ABC by Bo McLeod
  • Supertato by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
  • Real-life Heroes
  • Cher Ami by Melisande & Giselle Potter
  • Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Little Legends: Excep􀆟onal Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Roto and Roy: Helicopter Heroes by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  • Saving the Day by Karyn Parsons
  • Teachers Rock! By Todd Parr
  • This is the Firefighter by Laura Godwin