LitClubs and LitCamps provide young people with engaging and productive literacy experiences during critical out-of-school time.
LitWorld’s revolutionary LitClubs and LitCamps cultivate social-emotional development by building resilience and literacy skills together. Guided by LitWorld’s “7 Strengths” – Belonging, Curiosity, Friendship, Kindness, Confidence, Courage, and Hope – trained mentors create safe and supportive communities where children learn to value their own and others’ stories, become powerful readers, and use literature as a guide as they learn to navigate their lives and tell their own stories.
Each LitClub serves 10-15 girls or boys, bringing members together once a week for two hours after school for joyful learning, creative play, and social interaction. LitCamps are the full day complementary program that run during school breaks. While LitClubs focus on ages 10-14, LitCamp has a multi-age structure that reaches younger children, getting them excited to join LitClubs and ready for school. We place older LitClub members and LitClub graduates in leadership roles as junior mentors and reading role models.
Project PEARLS currently runs multiple LitClub groups from different areas in the Philippines. We have been implementing the LitClub curriculum and sharing the power of 7 Strengths since 2012 where it started in Ulingan, Tondo, Manila.