Youth around Zion are engaging in a Black History Month initiative to promote literacy, inspire a younger generation, and increase cultural awareness of black families and communities. Program coordinator Seven-Hazel Boone stated, "This is important because teens are role models to young children. We want to celebrate being Black and encourage children to read. Readers are leaders."
Scheduled Fridays at 9:30 p.m. EST, the youth will share their favorite children’s book written by a Black author as a bedtime activity for children. The schedule includes,
[Feb. 9] Paisley Melton of Jones Memorial in Columbia, SC
[Feb. 9] Dylan Walker of Little Rock in Charlotte, NC
[Feb. 16] Marquez Howard of Washington Metropolitan in Saint Louis, MO
[Feb. 16] Ellis Dogbe-Gakpetor of Mountain of Grace in Accra, Ghana
[Feb. 23] Unique Phillips of Varick Memorial in Jacksonville, FL
[Feb. 23] Seven-Hazel Boone of New Hope in Salisbury, NC
Put on your pajamas and join our youth for Black History Bedtime Stories.
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