CRC Reading Party at Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet School
CRC employees and members of CRC’s Women’s Interest Network (WIN) recently threw a reading party celebrating STEM education cornerstones of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet School. The group spent an inspiring morning reading a new kid favorite – Rosie Revere, Engineer – to second graders at Tom Bradley.
Rosie Revere, Engineer depicts an adventure of personal creativity and invention, featuring art and activities that give kids the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven, and more! It teaches problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields, while also providing opportunities for readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. Imparting an important life lesson, author Andrea Beaty brilliantly shows that flops are an inevitable part of success and something to be celebrated rather than feared. Students were energized by the reading party and also were given a copy of Rosie Revere, Engineer to take home.
CRC President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Stevens said, “We believe in investing in the education of our youth and championing programs that enable students from diverse communities to arrive at school ready to learn and be inspired, particularly around STEM curriculum. Partnering with First Book to supply critical educational resources is one way CRC can make a positive impact and support communities who encounter educational disparities. By providing high quality, brand new books to students in South Los Angeles, we hope to provide a strong and lasting foundation that drives more energy and passion for learning and sets students on the path to become tomorrow’s leaders.”
This reading event was a partnership between CRC and First Book. First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that focuses on equal access to quality education and has the mission to supply vital educational resources and support to children in need worldwide.