Feb. 8 reading event will encourage kids to aspire to college

On Feb. 8, 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.

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.

 

Published Jan. 18, 2012