The Reading Champions Project
The Harvest America Corporation has started The Reading Champions Project in partnership with Real Men Real Leaders Inc. and Alta Brown Elementary School in Garden City, KS. This project has 5th and 6th grade students, along with their mentors, read to younger children to instill the love of reading and the example of leadership at a young age.
The teachers of the younger students who are being read to have said their reading levels have increased and that they are really enjoying the new books in the library. One of the younger students mother said “Thank you for taking the time to read to my daughter, Sophia, she loved it!”
The Reading Champions Project has expanded their service and have started reading to Nursing Home residents. This project was made possible by funding received from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC).
Real Men Real Leaders Inc. is a group of concerned community members in Garden City, Kansas. They mentor local 5th and 6th grade age boys, and offer life skills training and guidance. There are planned activities and a weekly lunch, the goal is to help the young men build character and help them to reach their full potential.