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Literacy has power

05 Dec Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Literacy has power
Literacy has power

NB Literacy

We constantly push the message that education is important to our cadets. Then we actively work with them every Tuesday evening as a group. We work on their comprehension, vocabulary and current events all at the same time. We have books, newspapers, magazines at their disposal and we listen to them read aloud and we read aloud with them. This makes it more of a partnership and does not put any one male in the spotlight too long. When we notice a young man who may need a little more help then his personal mentor works directly with him one on one. If additional tutoring is needed we work with the parents and schools to coordinate that as well. Our goal is not only to work on our young men’s behavior choices, but also their academic success because literacy is power. Literacy gives individuals the power to make basic choices in their lives and to lead their lives as they want to. Perhaps the biggest power of literacy is that it builds a person’s self-confidence and spirit. This power alone can break the cycle and enable people to achieve greater things than their parents were able to achieve.