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100 Men Reading visit Millsboro Elementary School

Jun 01, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups 100 Men Reading Sussex County organizer Greg Fuller reads "Clifford the Big Red Dog" to third graders at Millsboro Elementary. The students were encouraged to ask questions and relate their experiences to Clifford's story.

The 100 Men Reading program visited Millsboro Elementary School May 14.

The 100 Men Reading is the brainchild of then 10-year-old Imani Henry who is currently a student at P.S. du Pont Middle School in Wilmington. Imani, a Reading Assist Institute alumnus, wanted to promote reading and literacy development among young children in Delaware.

Imani co-authored a Macy's Grant called Reading is Fundamental with a vision of having 100 men go into classrooms to read to children in kindergarten through third grade. The program came to Sussex County in June of 2013 at H.O. Brittingham Elementary in Milton. The May 14 reading at Millsboro Elementary brought 19 men to read to the students.



After the reading each student was able to choose a book to keep. Shown making his choice is jesse Ventura. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Showing their new books are (l-r) Mia Jackson, Za'Lynn Curtis and Jamiyah Burton. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The readers gather for a group photo prior to being assigned to classrooms. Shown standing in back are (l-r) Murphy Marbury, Dover; John Jackson, Milford; Ralph Lee, Bridgeville; Larry Savage Milton; and Andrew Syzmanski, Lincoln. In the second row are Chris Lee, Greenwood; Rober Craig, Harrington; Chad Lingenfelder, Georgetown; Willian Collick, Milton; Brian Werkheiser, Rehoboth; Hunter Proudfoot, Milford; Bill Duffy, Millsboro; and Kevin Solomon, Dover. In front are Nathaniel Bolden, Seaford, Robert Drains, Millsboro; Grant Curtis, Lincoln; Greg Fuller, Lincoln, Joe Conaway, Bridgeville; and Bill Collick, Milton.
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