Robert B. Ingram, Board Member for District l, will host
a "Read to Lead" reception and read-a-thon from
9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, May 3, at Nathan B. Young
Elementary School, 14120 N.W. 24th Avenue, Opa-locka.
The reception will be in celebration of
the many accomplishments of students in District I and
will feature notable guests reading to students from their
favorite children's books. Former "Miami Vice star
Phillip Michael Thomas will read as will Miami-Dade commissioners
Barbara Carey-Schuler and Dornn Rolle, City of Miami Commissioner
Arthur Teele, and Superintendent of Schools Roger C. Cuevas.
"Parents, our community, and the school
district must work together to improve student achievement
through reading. District 1 embarked on the "Read
to Lead" initiative with the firm belief that reading
expands students' ability to articulate thoughts, write,
compute, and think. Reading also enlarges one's world
and creates a vision for those who may not of had one,"
said Dr. Robert lngram. "May these reading adventures
awaken each child and spark an interest in learning and
a lifelong reading habit."
For more information contact Dr.
lngram 's office at 305-995-1334.