300 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Dr. Makisha Cheeks of FAMU will present a program to bring better public awareness of her Home of Reads Initiative Program. The afternoon will allow students to take part in a selected reading, participate in an literacy/art activity, and receive a free book. Dr. Cheeks and her associates can host up to 25 students from grades 3rd through 8th.
For the past three years, H.O.R.I. has focused on community outreach to address literacy deficiencies in low-income and rural communities. They are currently gearing up for our Summer Reading series. From May through August, they will travel to various states promoting literacy through free activities and workshops geared toward children and families. Last summer, they provided more than 300 books to children at the Bolden Moore Library in west Jackson.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM