And, you can view the slides from the presentation here.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the presentation! Thanks also to our co-host, VMLY&R Foundation, and to our presenters, Vladimir and Jefnah.
Jefnah Kamal, LMSW, says, “The ‘Why’ is so important. Why did you decide to join the Lead to Read KC organization? Always look back to your intention, and let that guide you and lead the way. To be a mentor is to be trusted and to influence others by building that trust. I am truly inspired by all of the reading mentors and hearing their ‘Whys’ of joining and committing to the Lead to Read KC program,”
Vladimir Sainte, LCSW, says,“Children are missing out on one of the natural attributes of humanity due to the pandemic, which is connection. As a mentor your superpower to engage, listen, and understand provides children with the space they need to become literacy champions. Even if it feels as if you are not making an impact in the moment, just showing up and being present builds trust and consistency.”
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