betterArts Supports One District, One Book Initiative

betterArts last Thursday supported the One District, One Book initiative throughout Jefferson County at Watertown Case Junior. The event was hosted in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County to bring together local youth and explore arts and animals from the chosen book The Adventures of Humphrey.

One District, One Book is a program begun by Read to Them, an organization dedicated to "Creating a Culture of Literacy in Every Home". From Read to Them's website:
 Picture an entire community embracing the same book.  The conversation among students and teachers and parents spreads out to include other members of the community – within the school (custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria personnel) and without the school (churches, libraries, grocery stores).  From that simple premise, your families will learn how – will acquire the habit  – of reading aloud together on a regular basis.
Fingerprinting was a fun self-expression project that betterArts spearheaded to encourage creating a culture of literacy for our local youth. If you would like additional information about this initiative check out
BetterArts directors Erin Fulton (left) and AmberLee Clement get in the spirit of things!
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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.