Bow Elementary-Middle School recognized March Is Reading Month by hosting a Mr. Read to Me Day! On Thursday, March 24, empowering African-American males in overcoming obstacles in education.
Several prominent male leaders read to all Kindergarten through 8th grade classes. They were dynamic! The students loved their energy, presentation and animation while reading. The teachers commented on how professional they looked, their positive attitudes towards the children and their overall willingness to be a part of such a great experience.
After this, a panel discussion was held with nine men consisting of a franchise owner, an award-winning film-maker, a police officer, a firefighter and several other prominent community figures. The audience consisted of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade males only. The male audience prepared questions for the panelists who answered honestly about their trials and tribulations growing up. The men stressed that they all have faced many challenges but those challenges did not stop them. No matter the circumstances you still have to keep going!
Overall, it was a very impactful day, a day that will resonate for a long time with the students, participants, and panelists.
Submitted by: Ms. Eukila Robinson, ELA Instructional Specialist at Bow Elementary-Middle School