Beaufort High School’s DAYLO: Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization will host a family-friendly Teddy Bear Picnic read-aloud at the Port Royal Farmers Market (Naval Heritage Park, 1615 Ribaut Road), on Saturday, March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public, this special event is part of the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s sixth annual March Forth. Learn more at https://marchforth2022.eventbrite.com.
Beaufort High School student volunteers from DAYLO, the National Honor Society, and Spanish National Honor Society will be on hand to read picture books to children (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) and their families, accompanied by an audience of teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Light refreshments (juice boxes and cookies) will also be provided for guests. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join in the fun. For questions about this event or about DAYLO, please contact DAYLO’s faculty advisor Wendy Lacombe, Wendy.Lacombe@beaufort.k12.sc.us.
Created by Beaufort High student body president Holland Perryman in response to her experiences as the first intern of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, DAYLO is now the largest student-founded organization at BHS, with more than 50 members. Using a book club model to engage in works celebrating diverse viewpoints and to learn and teach themes of social justice and inclusivity, DAYLO provides opportunities for student education and service, building a community of intellectually curious and empathetic readers dedicated to service learning and positive social change. DAYLO also fosters opportunities to improve literacy within our community, including read-alouds for elementary students and collaborations with the Conroy Center in hosting public conversations with authors representing diverse backgrounds.