Everybody Wins! Vermont (EW!) is a children's
literacy and mentoring organization dedicated to encouraging
positive attitudes about reading in elementary school children.
Everybody Wins! Vermont, launched in 2000, is part of the Everybody
Wins! national organization. The program offered at BCEMS is
the Everybody Wins! Power Lunch.
The Power Lunch Program is simple:
per week during the school year, the volunteer comes to the school
to meet with a student reading partner, eat lunch and read together.
coordinates the Power Lunch program every Tuesday and Thursday,
from October to May. EW! provides books and enrichment activities.
Components of the Everybody Wins! Power Lunch:
reading and conversation
and Thursdays during student lunch times
By matching caring adult role models with students referred by
school staff or parents, we promote reading for pleasure, build
self-confidence and enhance self-esteem in the children. Our
studies showed that students participating in the Power Lunch
program were more likely to show improvement in their attention
span, enjoyment of reading and overall academic performance as
compared to their peers not in the program.
For more information, please visit
If you would like to volunteer or have specific
questions about the program at BCEMS, please contact:
Linda Babic at 476-6541