Students can enroll in Vertically Integrated Projects now for Fall 2019! Earn credit and gain research and professional experience – https://www.boisestate.edu/vip/
“We deliberately chose a school that had a high refugee population and we wanted books that parents could read with their kids. One girl got a book in english and Arabic and she looked at me and she was completely shocked when she saw the Arabic letters on the front of the book. She looked at me, almost with tears in her eyes and said ‘My mom can read this book with me.’”
📚Boise State English Department
Professor Tara Penry
Students from all majors have access to VIPs, and students can usually find a way to use their area of interest to benefit the project, especially with Books In Every Home. Penry said now that Books in Every Home is associated with VIP, more than ever before is possible.
“It’s the most real thing I have done so far in my whole university career. With this we are all on the same playing field, we’re all making suggestions and making things happen,” said Denise Hutchins, a junior double major in illustration and creative writing. “It’s not being directed by one person, it’s teamwork and we are doing something that is a real world project that makes a difference.”
Read this great story via The Arbiter: https://arbiteronline.com/books-in-every-home-students-giv…/
Students pictured left to right Sarah Breslin, Sydney Kuisti, Pamela Craig, Meagan Patterson, Denise Hutchins, Brooke Staszkow Faculty coaches in front: Dr. Tara Penry, Dr. Eun Hye Son Photo courtesy of Dr. Penry
VIP are making a a positive impact in our #Boise community through the sharing of books and book-love with children.