Record Number of City Employees Participate in 100 Men Reading Day

Posted on  06/06/2013 10:49 am

Record Number of City Employees Participate in 100 Men Reading Day

On Wednesday June 5th, 18 City of Wilmington Employees volunteered to reading in the Brandywine Valley Friends 100 Men Reading Day.

Men from the Mayor’s Office and the Departments of Planning and Urban Design, Constituent Services, License and Inspection, Firefighters, and Council Member Justen A. Wright read to students in elementary schools throughout the City of Wilmington.

The event is the brainchild of Stacey Henry, president of Brandywine Valley Friends, and her 10-year-old daughter, Imani.

“When I was in second grade I had trouble reading,” said Imani. “Then my mom took me to Reading ASSIST. I had the best tutor in the whole world. Now I can read just about anything.” She hopes to inspire other children to develop a love and passion for reading.

This year, the 100 Men Reading Day took place Statewide as men read to children in Kent and Sussex Counties.

“These visits to schools don’t just promote literacy,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “An event like 100 Men Reading also encourages men to become positive role models for children in the community."