The REAL (Read, Excel, Achieve, and Lead) Men Read program is an exciting reading initiative that is designed to deepen literacy and instill a love for reading in students through mentors who are willing to share a grade appropriate book with a group of students. The program encourages and improves student literacy skills, provides mentoring opportunities for men, and demonstrates the importance of student achievement and community partnerships. A short syllabus is provided to the mentor to guide the presentation and discussion. Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes, and is a great opportunity for parents and community members to interact with students and have a positive impact on their overall attitudes toward reading. Please contact the coordinator, Andrew Lovett, if you would like to participate in the program.
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain
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-written by Tomiko Cobb, Media Specialist, Dunbar Elementary