Its always about leadership. Two leaders who work at Burns and McDonnell, Doug Dietrich and Tom Anderson took the first step, engaging with some hungry readers in KC’s urban core with Lead to Read KC last school year.
Tom Anderson heard about Lead to Read at his church and he started reading at the Academy for Integrated Arts (AFIA). Dietrich learned about Lead to Read while traveling from Boise Idaho to Kansas City on an airplane. His destiny was to sit down beside Jean Rundle, founder of the program. The rest is history. After getting the scoop from Jean he joined Tom at AFIA in the spring of 2013.
Their leadership paved the way for this year’s volunteers from Burns and McDonnell to take on Lead to Read in a big way. Sept 11, over 60 potential readers heard the Lead to Read story at Burns and McDonnell HQ in KC. Over 50 READERS will join the team and start reading at Boone Elementary in early October, 2013. Thanks to Tom and Doug for leading the way.