Dr. Robert Ingram Hosted a "Read to Lead" Reception
at Nathan B. Young Elementary


May 5, 2000
For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzanne Matthews
Fax: 305-995-2722

Dr. Robert B. Ingram, Board Member for District I, hosted a "Read to Lead" reception and read-a-thon last Wcdnesday at Nathan B. Young Elementary School in Opa-locka to honor students for their reading achievements. Twenty Lakeview Elementary School children were presented with "Read To Lead" awards for successfully completing their reading assignments.

The read-a-thon featured notable guests including, former "Miami Vice" star Phillip Michael Thomas, Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Carey-Schuler and City of Opa-locka Mayor Alvin Miller, reading to students from their favorite children's books.

"Parents, our community, and the school district must work together to improve student achievement through reading. District l embarked on the "Read to Lead" initiative with the firm belief that reading expands each students ability to articulate thoughts, write, compute, and think. Reading also enlarges one's world and creates a vision for those who may not have had one," said Dr. Robert lngram. "May these reading adventure. 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.

To contact Dr. Ingram, please call 305-995-1340 or e-mail