Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech will be read numerous times in honor of his nationally-recognized birthday. In honor of Dr. King, members from the St. Joan Antida High School Boys & Girls Club want to do their part in fulfilling his vision and help Milwaukee’s kids improve their reading skills so they can have a dream and fulfill it too.
Through its Ladies Making a Difference Keystone Club, St. Joan Antida High School Boys & Girls Club members will promote youth literacy at its “Roc the Mic” event on Friday, Jan.15 at 5:30 p.m. The Club is located at 1341 N. Cass Street. The event is free to anyone who donates a book or a $2 donation for admission. It will feature spoken word poetry, singers, dancers and special guests. Books will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs’ SPARK Early Literacy Program. Milwaukee Public Library representatives will be on hand to help guests register for a library card.
Thanks to a grant from Grammy Award winner Usher’s New Look Foundation, and with support from St. Joan Antida High School and its St. Joan Antida Title I Parent & Student Book Club, the Jan. 15 event is among several planned activities this year for the Ladies Making a Difference Keystone Club. Keystone Club is a national Character & Leadership Program of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.