Gift Of Literacy
Some kids in need are getting a special gift, thanks to a young woman who was inspired to act following a Martin Luther King Day celebration highlighting Detroit 2020.
We visited a second grade class at Walled Lake Elementary school. Every student in the class wrote and created a book, and those books will be given to homeless children, through an organization called Project Night Night.
Katie Flanagan came up with the idea along with the second graders at the school, where she did an internship from MSU.
The whole project really started a few months back. Katie was in the audience, when Channel 7′s Stephen Clark was the keynote speaker at the MLK Day event at called “Unlocking The Dream Through Literacy.” It was held at Walled Lake Northern High School.
The program highlighted the Detroit 2020 theme: Unify. Inspire. Act.
Katie took the message to heart. “Channel 7 just really put a great idea on people’s minds to do those things and make a difference through the community,” Flanagan said.
So now, 24 children will get the books, which were placed in “Project Night Night” bags along with a stuffed animal and a blanket.
“If everybody does something like this, Detroit will be an amazing place,” Flanagan said.
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