Miami- Dade County School Board member Dr. Robert B. Ingram
(District 1) joined WMBM Radio Station to kick off "Read
to Lead," an initiative to encourage children to
read at least 10 books before the end of the school year.
Dr. Ingram also proclaimed March as District 1 Reading
Month and challenged parents to turn off their televisions
for at least one hour each week to read with their children.
"I remember reading to my two daughters
and I read to my granddaughters. Reading allows me to
travel the globe from my living room. I believe that reading
can change a child's view of their future so I am pledging
to read to as many students as I can within the schools
in District 1 before the end of this school year,"
said Dr. Ingram. "Reading is a fundamental skill
necessary to educational success among children. I encourage
all parents, school personnel and community leaders to
get involved with this effort."
"Read to Lead" is a District
1 initiative to improve reading and language skills among
young children and improve their potential for success.
The program is part of Dr. Ingram's effort to bring attention
to the importance of early childhood education, and appropriate
parenting to ensure the intellectual development of children
of every age.