RedRover News



February 9, 2017

Connection starts with awareness

By RedRover President and CEO, Nicole Forsyth

In our RedRover Readers program, we help children develop awareness of others – both animals and people – through literature.* We believe this is a skill that requires practice and is necessary in order for children to grow up to become kind and compassionate members of their community.

January 19, 2017

Kid-friendly tools for ending animal cruelty

When teachers like Susan Kosko, a Reading Support teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, use the RedRover Readers program, they see amazing things happen.

“My students learn valuable lessons from your books," Susan tells us. "They approach challenging subject matters in an age-appropriate manner. RedRover Readers provides teachers with the tools to address animal cruelty in a kid-friendly manner."

December 12, 2016

The many faces of gratitude

By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach

Have you ever noticed that when you think about something often enough, you start seeing examples of it everywhere? For instance, when I was trying to decide if I should sell my old red Honda Accord, I saw that car everywhere I went...or when I was pregnant and it seemed like the only people out and about were mothers with their young babies. 

December 2, 2016

Today I witnessed something beautiful

By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach

Today I witnessed something beautiful. I visit elementary schools often in my role at RedRover, but this time was different. This time I experienced more than just story sharing and thoughtful students commenting about helping others. Today I saw the power that children have to warm the hearts of adults and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

November 10, 2016

Volunteer spotlight: Catherine Faver and Janet Martinez, RedRover Readers volunteers

Our RedRover Readers volunteer facilitators are dedicated to making a difference in tomorrow’s world. Dr. Catherine Faver and Dr. Janet Martinez are two examples of compassion in action, as they inspire children to make the world a more compassionate place for people and animals.

October 19, 2016

Elementary school students get a new RedRover Readers room

Students and teachers at Golden Empire Elementary School in Sacramento, California, have reason to smile these days: They now have a classroom transformed into a place for students to participate in the RedRover Readers program. Golden Empire Elementary has fully adopted the RedRover Readers program and uses it to promote positive relationship skills on campus.

May 25, 2016

Kids tell us what they think about RedRover Readers

After school program teacher, Alexis Sandoval, introduced her students to the RedRover Readers program in the START after school program at Golden Empire Elementary School. She then entered her school into the RedRover Readers Impact Contest -- and they won! Soon after, RedRover taught the whole school -- all 22 teachers -- to implement the RedRover Readers program in their classrooms, just in time for the 2015-2016 school year.


February 9, 2017

Connection starts with awareness

By RedRover President and CEO, Nicole Forsyth

In our RedRover Readers program, we help children develop awareness of others – both animals and people – through literature.* We believe this is a skill that requires practice and is necessary in order for children to grow up to become kind and compassionate members of their community.

January 19, 2017

Kid-friendly tools for ending animal cruelty

When teachers like Susan Kosko, a Reading Support teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, use the RedRover Readers program, they see amazing things happen.

“My students learn valuable lessons from your books," Susan tells us. "They approach challenging subject matters in an age-appropriate manner. RedRover Readers provides teachers with the tools to address animal cruelty in a kid-friendly manner."

December 12, 2016

The many faces of gratitude

By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach

Have you ever noticed that when you think about something often enough, you start seeing examples of it everywhere? For instance, when I was trying to decide if I should sell my old red Honda Accord, I saw that car everywhere I went...or when I was pregnant and it seemed like the only people out and about were mothers with their young babies. 

December 2, 2016

Today I witnessed something beautiful

By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach

Today I witnessed something beautiful. I visit elementary schools often in my role at RedRover, but this time was different. This time I experienced more than just story sharing and thoughtful students commenting about helping others. Today I saw the power that children have to warm the hearts of adults and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

November 10, 2016

Volunteer spotlight: Catherine Faver and Janet Martinez, RedRover Readers volunteers

Our RedRover Readers volunteer facilitators are dedicated to making a difference in tomorrow’s world. Dr. Catherine Faver and Dr. Janet Martinez are two examples of compassion in action, as they inspire children to make the world a more compassionate place for people and animals.

October 19, 2016

Elementary school students get a new RedRover Readers room

Students and teachers at Golden Empire Elementary School in Sacramento, California, have reason to smile these days: They now have a classroom transformed into a place for students to participate in the RedRover Readers program. Golden Empire Elementary has fully adopted the RedRover Readers program and uses it to promote positive relationship skills on campus.

May 25, 2016

Kids tell us what they think about RedRover Readers

After school program teacher, Alexis Sandoval, introduced her students to the RedRover Readers program in the START after school program at Golden Empire Elementary School. She then entered her school into the RedRover Readers Impact Contest -- and they won! Soon after, RedRover taught the whole school -- all 22 teachers -- to implement the RedRover Readers program in their classrooms, just in time for the 2015-2016 school year.