Literacy Partnership

Provided by
Simpson Street Free Press

SSFP Students Reading BooksSimpson Street Free Press (SSFP) coordinates a youth book club network and several other programs structured around literacy. Literacy Partnership engages students in fun and challenging academics outside of school hours. As always, our system fosters meaningful collaboration. We work with schools, libraries, and various after-school sites. UW-Madison students and faculty volunteer their time. SSFP book clubs comes with a menu of related programs that build vocabulary, spelling, and reading prowess. Young learners write and read extensively, and learn to apply their skills in the classroom. Our students publish dozens of book reviews and book trailer videos aimed at their peers. These products are available at libraries and online.
Simpson Street Free Press (SSFP) programs are extended learning models. We use a content specific curriculum designed to supplement classroom instruction. SSFP is a project-based approach, designed to support the classroom but not replicate the school day. Preventing summer reading loss is embedded in all Literacy Partnership programs. SSFP book clubs and writing workshops expand every summer. We work closely with local libraries, schools, and other after-school sites. All SSFP programs are free of charge. Parents meet with staff at program enrollment and sign engagement letters.

SSFP Book Club


All SSFP Programs are free of charge.
Please visit the SSFP website to apply.
All SSFP locations meet ADA accessibility requirements.
SSFP curriculum is adaptable to fit every student's individual learning style. SSFP lesson plans are personalized. Students work one-on-one will skilled editors and teachers. Our newsroom systems emphasize close reading and pre-writing activities. Students with learning disabilities succeed in SSFP programs. For more information please contact us at
SSFP has staff fluent in Spanish and English available to answer questions and communicate with parents. Students in our La Prensa program write in both Spanish and English. Bilingual editors work one-on-one with students.


  • Simpson Street Free Press South Towne, 2411 W Broadway, Madison, WI 53713
  • Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713



Mckenna Kohlenberg
(608) 223-0489
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Grade 3 (ages 8 to 9)Grade 4 (ages 9 to 10)Grade 5 (ages 10 to 11)Grade 6 (ages 11 to 12)Grade 7 (ages 12 to 13)Grade 8 (ages 13 to 14)Grade 9 (ages 14 to 15)Grade 10 (ages 15 to 16)Grade 11 (ages 16 to 17)Grade 12 (ages 17 to 20)
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Last updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 3:43pm