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Comic Books Live ~ Youth Engagement, Development & Enrichment
Necessities for Children and Ramon ABSOLOOT Robinson are excited to be working with the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science, MODS. As part of the NEW Traveling Exhibit, HALL OF HEROES, Ramon Robinson and
The exciting Reading is Lit program was established by Ramon 'Absoloot' Robinson, an independent recording artist and author, along with Life Sports Fitness and Necessities for Children. Life Sports Fitness, founded in 2010, serves over 190 children daily; offering full-service youth and family development through after-school, full day, school vacation, summer, and specialty programs.
Reading is Lit has received grant funding from the Walmart Foundation, corporate and private donors and continues to expand. Using comic books, curriculum, music and coloring books, youth are encouraged to increase reading activity and engagement on prevalent topics, including anti-bullying and social issues. Impacting over 500 children in Broward and Miami-Dade County, Reading is Lit is a unique multi-media program inspiring to children.
It's reported by the National Assessment of Educational progress that less than 4 in 10 fourth graders are considered even 'proficient' in reading. In 2017, some 32 percent of 4th-grade students in the USA performed at or BELOW the Basic achievement level in reading. According to a report by Save the Children, more than 60 percent of low-income homes do not have any children's books in their home. Access to books in the home has a direct correlation to achieved literacy level.
"Education reduces poverty; it's a fact," says Ramon 'Absoloot' Robinson. "Literacy has a direct impact on one's personal growth, economic welfare, and long-term well-being. We are grateful and want to sincerely thank the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science for this opportunity to inspire and teach youth in our local community.
Visit the Museum website for more information on the Hall of Heros exhibit: https://mods.org/
About Necessities for Children
Established in Missouri in 2015, Necessities for Children is a USA based 501c3 nonprofit with a current focus on education, literacy and nutrition. In 2018, it expanded physical presence and programs to Florida. Their unique approach is to connect community-oriented organizations and humanitarians with children of promise in an educational environment, helping both parties feel inspired, and empowering them to solve problems together. To join in addressing literacy and engaging youth through Reading is Lit, please visit http://necessitiesforchildren.org/