Dads Read Spring 2014

“Dads” Read Spring 2014 at the William Monroe Trotter Innovation School in Dorchester came to a close last week with a celebration to remember. To accompany the program’s study of the solar system, the Dads Read celebration included a visit to the traveling planetarium (from the Springfield Museum) in the Trotter gym. Male mentors and children were excited and enjoyed a 30-minute session in the Starlab) followed by a certificate presentation. All participants also received the signature Dads Read lime green t-shirts.

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During the evening, “Dads” and children were joined by 10 Elementary Education students from Boston University School of Education’s Elementary Education Club. The Elementary Education Club sponsored the planetarium flied trip with funds raised from bake sales and their fall event, Minute to Win It. This is the second time the Elementary Education Club, led by Club President Amanda Dolce, has visited the families at Trotter Elementary School. The Club and Trotter families first met during the Trotter Elementary School’s Game Night, held in December.

According to Boston University Professor Jennifer Bryson, the outreach coordinator Michael Allwood and program facilitator Kelly Majmudar have been instrumental in the continued success of the Dads Read Program. Bryson says Allwood “is the heart of this program and many, many other outreach projects.”

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