Our past Annual Reports are in an easy-to-read format and are packed with stories about the success of our program.
Lynda Kohler, President of SHARP Literacy, recently joined Brian Noonan on Radio 620 WTMJ to talk about their summer programs to help students avoid the “education gap.” Listen here.
Read about SHARP’s Summer Learning Gain Initiative kickoff on June 24 with Ryan Braun.
Thank you to all who helped with June 11th’s Kids Run to Read.
Lynda Kohler and Marquette Golden Eagles basketball team Coach Steve Wojciechowski promote SHARP’s 3rd annual Kids Run to Read event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Henry Maier Festival Park.
Lynda Kohler talks with Chuck Freimund about the Kids Run to Read in connection with Summerfest Rock `n Sole Run.
Lynda Kohler is interviewed by Thema Ponton on WISN-12
Listen to Lynda on KTI Country Connection.
Lynda Kohler talks about SHARP Literacy and McDonald’s unwrapped on Fox6’s real milwaukee segment.
WTMJ 4’s Susan Kim compliments SHARP Literacy.
Lynda Kohler visited Young Authors Workshop
Libby Collins, host of 94.5 KTI’s Country Connection show, recently interviewed SHARP Literacy’s Lynda Kohler and sous chef Amber from Mr. B’s Steakhouse. Lynda and Amber promoted the upcoming May 19 “McDonald’s Unwrapped” event as part of SHARP Literacy’s 20th anniversary celebration. The interview will air on Sunday, May 1, at 5 am.
Lynda Kohler was a mentor on Mentoring Monday which drew a big crowd of Milwaukee business women.
SHARP’s 13th We Love to Learn book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City, promotes diversity. Watch on CBS 58
Fox-6 News covers SHARP Literacy’s celebration of Read Across America, March 2.
SHARP Literacy’s Read Across America celebration features state and local leaders.
Author and city blogger Adam Carr discusses Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City on CBS 58.
SHARP Literacy is honored to have local dignitaries supporting its cause through Read Across America.
On Milwaukee writes in-depth article to feature SHARP Literacy.
Please listen to Lynda Kohler speak live about SHARP’s latest book, Explore MKE, February 20 at 4:07 pm on WTMJ 620.
WUWM features Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City
SHARP President Lynda Kohler, author Adam Carr, and student Kyaire Jamison discuss SHARP Literacy’s 13th We Love to Learn book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City, on Fox6 News.
Lynda Kohler and Adam Carr discuss SHARP Literacy’s 13th We Love to Learn book on Our Issues Milwaukee.
Ryan Braun unveils SHARP’s latest We Love to Learn book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City.
Third graders from Blessed Sacrament School recently learned about recycling and composting at Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB).
Here’s a simple way to support SHARP this season. Click the link below, and a percentage of your Amazon purchase will go directly towards our educational programs! As always, thanks for your support! Support Sharp Literacy Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile.
SHARP Literacy receives the Herb Kohl Helping Hand Award on November 19.
Milwaukee Public Television’s The Arts Page Highlights Mural Collaboration
Click here to view a video picture montage of A Novel Event 2015.
CBS 58 interviews Henry Winkler about his role in promoting literacy.
CBS 58 highlights Henry Winkler’s appearance at SHARP Literacy’s A Novel Event.
In partnership with Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), McDonald’s, WaterStone Bank, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), SHARP Literacy, Inc. has unveiled mini library kiosks at 23 local McDonald’s restaurants to promote the launch of the “Reading during Summer Reading Challenge.”
Kids Run to Read was a great success (June 13, 2015)
Young Authors’ Summit (May 8, 2015)
Kids Run to Read 2015 Co-chairs Announced (May 6, 2015)
SHARP unveils latest We Love to Learn book (April 12, 2015)
SHARP Literacy Expands Program Through Community Partnerships (February 18, 2015)
SHARP’s Young Authors’ Workshop (Spring 2015)
WUWM Public Radio interview about SHARP’s 12th We Love to Learn Book (January 14, 2015)
We Love to Learn Books
Ken Berry Visit-April 24, 2014
Driven to Achieve
Kids Run to Read
Read Across America
The Mayor reads Pat the Great Cat at BEAM
Over $35,000 donate to SHARP through Miracle on Canal Street-Fox6
Ann Wydeven, Visual Arts Specialist, helps homeless men deal with stress through art. JSOnline-December 16, 2013
We Love to Learn book A Great Lakes Adventure links students in Milwaukee to students in Mexico-TODoS@Cicese-November 11, 2013
We Love to Learn Book Reading at Boswell Books
My24Milwaukeee: Our Issues, -Interview with Nandini Sinha, V.P of Fund Development and Gail Kraig, Catholic East Elementary School Principal, aired September 19,2013
A Novel Event 2013 Media Coverage
Fox6 Milwaukee: A SHARP student from BEAM talks about the Bee Quilt
May 22-Interview with TMJ4: Wisconsin Tonight: SHARP President/CEO Lynda Kohler talks with Mike Jacobs and Carol Meekins about the “Honey Bee Quilts” .
JSonline is buzzing about SHARP May 19, 2013
Radio Milwaukee Interview aired May 17, 2013
Full Novel Event Media Schedule
SHARP (Student Historical Art Resource Program) Literacy has grown from a simple observation of how children react to art to an empirically sound educational initiative that has been proven to have significant direct educational benefits to students. Over 75,000 urban students in the Milwaukee area have had their lives touched by SHARP Literacy since 1996. Here is a map showing where our current schools are located. Our milestones at a glance:
|School Year||Students Served||Participating Schools|
|2014/15||6,979 students||30 schools|
|2013/14||6,842 students||34 schools|
|2012/13||5,284 students||30 schools|
|2011/12||5,170 students||32 schools|
|2010/11||5,769 students||30 schools|
|2009/10||5,240 students||32 schools|
|2008/09||5,235 students||32 schools|
|2007/08||4,889 students||33 schools|
|2006/07||5,017 students||28 schools|
|2005/06||4,204 students||25 schools|
|2004/05||3,985 students||25 schools|
|2003/04||3,921 students||25 schools|
|2002/03||3,463 students||21 schools|
|2001/02||2,484 students||19 schools|
|2000/01||1,818 students||18 schools|
|1999/00||769 students||13 schools|
|1998/99||1,236 students||14 schools|
|1997/98||1,600 students||28 schools|
|/97||1,600 students||28 schools|
|School Year||Grade Expansion|
|/97||Grades 2 & 5|
|2001/02||Added Grade 3|
|2002/03||Added Grade 4|
|2009/10||Added Grade 1|
|2014/15||Added K5 Pilot|
|School Year||Book Title|
|2004/05||Friends and Neighbors|
|2005/06||All Around Milwaukee|
|2006/07||All About Wisconsin|
|2007/08||Bullying: Is Anyone Listening?|
|2008/09||The American Dream and Greater Milwaukee Circle of Life|
|2009/10||Growing Up Strong and Banking on Your Future|
|2010/11||Pat the Great Cat: A Jaguar’s Journey|
|2011/12||A Busy Bee: The Story of Bella the Honey Bee|
|2012/13||A Great Lakes Adventure: Salmon’s Journey Home|
|2013/14||There Grows the Neighborhood: Agriculture in the City
|School Year||Mural Location|
|2002/03||St. Rose Catholic Urban Academy Messmer Preparatory Catholic School Urban Day 12th Street School Rockwell Automation|
|2003/04||General Mitchell International Airport Lake Express Ferry Terminal Celia M. Travis Academy Forest Home Elementary School|
|2004/05||Greenfield Elementary School|
|2006/07||Marquette Alumni Memorial Union|
|2008/09||Anna F. Doerfler Community School|
|2010/11||Milwaukee Intermodal Station Freedom Mural at the War Memorial|
|2014/15||Moveable Feast Mural at Miller Park|