Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Partners in Print

About Partners in Print

Partners in Print provides a supportive environment where parents can discover how to help their children learn to read. Mentors conduct evening workshops with parents and their kindergarten, first and second grade children. These workshops are centered on ways parents can become an educational advocate, engage their children in reading at home, and be an active part of their children's educational support system. Workshops are conducted in both English and Spanish.

Partners in Print runs Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Mentors are required to work two days per week. 


Program Goals

Partners in Print will: 

  • Provide parents with training to help their children read
  • Offer children, teachers and parents the benefits of a long-lasting parent-involvement program
  • Develop reading skills in children to help them become readers for life
  • Encourage parental involvement their children's education
  • Encourage children to learn how to read at home, not just at school
  • Allow children to learn how language works from their parents
  • Develop time management and other self-monitoring skills
  • Provide positive influences toward reading by encouraging parents to read with their children


Who Attends Partners in Print Workshops?

Parents and children who are members of our partner schools are invited to attend our workshops. Workshop topics focus on kindergarten through second grade levels.

Workshop Materials

Partner Schools

  • Adelphi Elementary School
  • Beacon Heights Elementary School
  • Calverton Elementary School
  • Chillum Elementary School
  • Cool Spring Elementary School
  • Glenridge Elementary School
  • Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School
  • Lewisdale Elementary School
  • Mary Harris “Mother” Jones Elementary School
  • Mt. Rainier Elementary School
  • Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Rosa Parks Elementary School
  • Springhill Lake Elementary School
  • Templeton Elementary School
  • Thomas Stone Elementary School
  • Woodridge Elementary School

PNP Celebration Day

Each year at the end of the Spring Semester, the Partners in Print progranizes the "PNP Celebration day" at each school site and parents and children are invited to participate. 


PNP Celebration Day includes a resource fair for families, information about college, and fun and creative literacy activities. The event typically includes aspects of language and culture, including themed books and performances. 


Each child who attends Partners in Print Family Day takes home at least one book to add to their home library. 


Nearly 100 campus members volunteer to help make this event a success!