The Milwaukee Police Department is proud to be a supporter of the Milwaukee Public Library’s “Super Reader” program to encourage summer reading.
On Monday, June 25, Mayor Tom Barrett will be joined by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee’s Education Initiative (HACM) and the Milwaukee Public Library to announce the first-ever Super Reader Neighborhood and to promote summer reading in all Milwaukee neighborhoods.
The HACM Highland Homes and Scattered Sites neighborhood has committed to promoting summer reading to its families and raising a community of Super Readers. 5-year-old HACM resident Chameiyah Viverette will challenge all Milwaukee neighborhoods to become Super Reader Neighborhoods. The Milwaukee Police Department encourages all young people to be Super Readers.
Research shows over the summer children can lose up to three months in reading skills learned in the previous school year. By reading 15 minutes most days, children can prevent summer slide. The Super Reader program is a free program for children ages zero to 12 offering motivational tools to encourage reading and celebrate reading accomplishments. Sign-up is available at any Milwaukee Public Library. The program runs from May 14 to August 30, 2012. The HACM Education Initiative has partnered with the Super Reader program to help meet its goals of keeping kids in school, strengthening academic achievement and ensuring that youth graduate.