30 more volunteers needed for Feb. 8 reading event

Thirty more volunteers are needed for the Feb. 8 event - I Know I Can College Awareness Day. On that day, 200 volunteers will read and discuss a special children’s book called I Know I Can to third graders in the Minneapolis Public Schools. The goal of the event is to encourage children to read and aspire to a college education.

The event will reach more than 2,700 third graders attending Minneapolis public schools. On I Know I Can College Awareness Day, volunteers will come to classrooms to share the significance of making college attendance an aspiration. Volunteers will read and discuss I Know I Can, a children’s book that introduces college awareness in a context that young children can understand. Volunteers will define what college is, discuss the benefits, and explain the pathway that students take to turn their aspirations into a college degree.

Volunteers need to make a one-time two hour commitment, including a one hour orientation session. Volunteers can opt to attend an orientation session on January 18, 20 or 25.

The Minneapolis I Know I Can College Awareness Day is the first step of the Minneapolis Promise, a cluster of coordinated efforts designed to eliminate barriers to post-secondary education for Minneapolis youth.

If you would like to take part in this one-time event that makes a tremendous impact on children, complete the online application or contact Tou Tou Khamsot at (612) 673-3252 or toutou.khamsot@ci.minneapolis.mn.us.


Published Jan 4, 2012