Flyers Read with Malcolm

What a great day to be a Flyer!! Our flyers had the privilege of having author and retired NFL player, Malcolm Mitchell, read his book to our entire student body!

Our students participated in a "Read with Malcolm Reading Rally" on Monday, August 29th as part of a three-day Geaux READ Tour presented by Share the Magic Foundation and The Rapides Foundation.

The Reading Rally was led by Malcolm Mitchell, an author, Super Bowl Champion and Founder/CEO of Share the Magic Foundation. Mitchell considers a love of reading to be his greatest achievement and founded Share the Magic with a sole purpose: to transform children’s lives through literacy.

At the Reading Rally each student received a copy of Mitchell’s book, “The Magician’s Hat,” and participated in a high-energy, pep rally-style assembly that included a read-along and magic show.

"The Reading Rally gives the Rapides Foundation the opportunity to shine a spotlight on an important topic that impacts the communities we serve,” said Joe Rosier, President and CEO of the Rapides Foundation. “The importance of early childhood literacy has been raised as a critical issue for many years at the local, state and national levels. Research tells us that children who are not reading at grade level by third grade are among the most vulnerable to drop out of school later, so it’s important to have strategies in place to improve those outcomes.”

Thank you to all who made this possible for our Flyer family!! We had an incredible time!!