Local men helping to inspire children to read - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Local men helping to inspire children to read

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Several community volunteers will show students the power of reading on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 a.m., by participating in the Real Men Read Program, according to a press release.

More than 80 people will read to students in several elementary school classrooms throughout the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District.

The Real Men Read Program is aimed at attracting young people to the joys of reading.

Recent studies show that some students begin to lose interest in school as early as the third grade.

Participants will share their love of reading with students and explain the importance of reading in their daily lives. They will also encourage students to do well in school, graduate, and pursue post-secondary education.

The Real Men Read event is in agreement with the district's strategic plan: Vision 2015 and Strategy 3, Stakeholder Involvement/Engagement, which encourages parents, community members, and partners to enrich students' educational experiences and support their success.

Some well-known volunteers include Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Senator Gerald Neal, and WDRB's Stephan Johnson.

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