In addition, Greater Baltimore CARES donated over 30 books to the class to help kick off the student’s love for literacy. The books were geared toward their age group and covered a variety of genres. Books included the Harry Potter Series, Black Boy, Esperanza Rising, Brown Girl Dreaming, etc.
It was a great experience for the volunteers, the teacher and the students. Though the time was short, we believe an impact on the students was made on knowing their history, the importance of literacy and reaching beyond their present situation to find their own true “North”. I am attaching a few pictures for you from our time with the students. It includes a picture with the two Nielsen volunteers, Andrea Stokley and Robin Spackman along side the teacher from Crossroads, Bonnie Halloran. We also had Christi Turner join in with the Nielsen volunteers in the mentoring sessions with the students.