Lighting the Lamp. Lighting Imagination.
In 1995, TEPF identified a need and an opportunity to promote literacy, strengthen existing reading programs in schools, encourage parents to share in their children’s reading, and enhance community participation in the education of our children. Working together with its founding partner, the Calgary Flames, the Reading…Give It A Shot! initiative was created.
Literacy is viewed as the single best investment for enabling children to develop skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. In addition to foundational skills, this program also opens the minds of elementary school students to a world of knowledge and imagination. Reading is a gift, and Reading…Give It A Shot! helps students bring this gift to life.
Thanks to the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Flames Foundation, ConocoPhillips Canada, Checker Transportation Group, and DATA Communications Management, TEPF continues to encourage students to discover the joy and benefit of reading.