Save the Date for the 8th Annual New Haven Reads Spelling Bee!
Friday, October 25, 2019
Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Ave
Doors open at 6pm
This is not your ordinary Spelling Bee! The Spelling Bee is NHR’s annual fundraiser to support our literacy programs. This event, which takes place in New Haven each October, has become a fixture on the community calendar.
During the Bee, adult teams of three compete in “swarms,” or initial rounds of seven teams each. Our Word Master presents the words, and the teams work together to spell and write out each word for three judges. Together with a timekeeper, they oversee the Bee. The last team standing in each swarm competes in the final for a trophy and the glory of being New Haven Reads Spelling Bee Champs!
In addition to the Spelling Bee Champs trophy, teams can win awards for best team name, most spirit, and best team costume. Generous local businesses donate door prizes and prior to the Bee, audience members and participants enjoy a cash bar, food, and dessert bar.
New Haven Reads increases the literacy skills of children by providing individually tailored one-on-one after school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants.