THE SEVEN PILLARS OF SWEET READERS
The Seven Pillars of Sweet Readers are our guiding principles.
1. Be Mission Driven
If it doesn’t serve our mission, we don’t do it.
2. People and Partners are the Heart of Sweet Readers.
Cultivate Vested and Enduring Partnerships & Stakeholders. This includes following through and taking responsibility when things don’t work out as planned.
3. Communicate Openly, Clearly and Honestly.
Even when it’s challenging.
4. Rigorously Evaluate and Collaboratively update Systems & Processes.
This includes considering multiple perspectives and learning from the experts.
5. Respect what works,
let go of what doesn’t.
6. Scale Strategically
7. Enjoy the journey!
Media & Community Recognition
- Women Against Frontiers
- The New Yorker
- Changing the Face of Alzheimer's
- Alzheimer's Impacts Everyone
- We Build Communities
- Brunswick Times
- Alleyn’s School
- Generations United 2015 Innovations Award
- How Sweet It Is, Sweet Readers at The Jewish Home
- Community Service at the Nightingale-Bamford School
- Chapin Sweet Readers
- Chapin Sweet Readers 2
- Nightingale Sweet Readers
- Lafayette College
- Eagle Hill School
Inside the Programs
Sweet Readers is delighted to welcome Merideth Rosh!
Merideth Rosh has joined the Sweet Readers family as our new Family Liaison! Merideth serves as the interface between our adult participants and their families and the Sweet Readers organization. We are so grateful for Merideth who is a lovely person and smart professional and look forward to welcoming more adult participants who are living at home into our communities!
Sweet Readers expands Early Stage Community!
We are delighted to announce 10 new Manhattan programs developed specifically for adults living with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners. Each program is 5-6 one-hour weekly facilitated sessions during which adults and their care partners, paired with Sweet Readers, explore and create art, music, poetry and/or movement as they discover each other.
TYWLS 7th graders deepen Sweet Readers engagement!
The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem deepens Sweet Readers engagement in partnership with the Nightingale-Bamford School.
As we build upon our Bridged Diverse Communities Model, 7th grade TYWLS Sweet Readers are participating in the Sweet Readers program for 26 hours/school year!
Sweet Readers expands in London!
In 2016 we launched Sweet Readers London with Alleyn’s Sweet Readers at Castlebar Care Home. 18 months after the pilot the community has expanded 700% and under the guidance of Natalie and Nicholas, the community is now self-sustaining and poised to expand Sweet Readers to other communities in London!
Make-A-Stand/Take-A-Stand (MAS/TAS) a big success!
A big thank you to all of the Sweet Readers and their friends and families who pitched in to make MAS/TAS a big success this year – in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day!! Thank you Youth Service America for making Sweet Readers one of your Lead Agencies!