A seventh-grader is applying her love of reading to a good cause.
Cayla Quinn, for her bat mitzvah project, will be reading participating in a readathon organized by Ahava, an Israeli nonprofit dedicated to promoting English literacy among disadvantaged youth.
“I love reading, and I love the idea of helping other kids learn,” says Quinn, who will have her bat mitzvah on June 16. She adds that she found out about the nonprofit herself, while searching the Internet for possible bat mitzvah projects.
Hundreds of Israeli schoolchildren are sponsored by to read as many English books as possible. As of May 10, Cayla had raised $800. The funding goes toward education and literacy outreach.