RVC students to participate in 25th National African-American Read-In

Staff Report

The Rock Valley College (RVC) Black Student Alliance (BSA) student organization and the RVC Education Department are collaborating for the 25th National African-American Read-In.

The two groups will be joining more than a million readers across the world in the national program when they partner with a local community school, CSIS Jackson, to read African-American literature to K-7 students at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24.

The RVC students will promote reading and educate young students about African-American authors by reading grade-appropriate books to the CSIS Jackson students. This is the first partnership with CSIS, Black Student Alliance and the RVC Education students.

CICS Jackson (formerly CICS Patriots) is a free, public college preparatory charter school in Rockford. They serve students in kindergarten through seventh grade.

National African-American Read-In is a national program sponsored by the Black Caucus of National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The goal of the national program is to promote literacy and awareness of African-American authors as a traditional part of Black History Month activities.

The Black Student Alliance at RVC seeks to build awareness of the triumphs, concerns, and interest of African-Americans, promoting diversity and unity among RVC and the community through cultural and social activities.

From the Feb. 12-18, 2014, issue

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