Granville will commence another pilot program” Circle of Love” reading program to help 3rd and 4th grade boys develop a love for the spoken and written word. Ernie Blue will conduct the first session Tuesday on January 17.
Attorney Mosley and Shugas Hinds on WTNH 8, here is the video. We are very proud of Mr. Shugas Hinds. He did a great job
StoryTelling and Reading Competition
Saturday, May 7, 2011
10 a.m. - noon
Pearl Street Center ( at the corner of Pearl and Hopkins Streets)
Organized by Granville Academy of Waterbury
Saturday May, 7th, we will hold our first ever “Circles of Love” Meeting. The “Circles of Love Project” is intended to provide a community/faith based initiative to help urban boys acquire a thirst for reading.
“There is perhaps no more rewarding experience than reading aloud to a young person. The Child gets the reassurance of an adult’s voice and a wonder leap into a new and exciting world beyond his or her own,” Says Attorney Maurice Mosley, President of Granville Academy of Waterbury.
Reading circles for child and meeting circles for parents would be held at the event. “There is a Need for community-driven initiatives in Connecticut’s major urban areas to address this problem which greatly impacts the development of boys and their ability to learn,” says Mosley.
The U.S. Department of Education describes the achievement gap as the difference in academic performance for African Americans and Hispanics when compared to their White peers. By 4th grade, African American students are, on average, nearly three academic years behind their white peers.
There are many boys in Connecticut’s urban areas living in homes where parenting skills are lacking. The reading skill level of the head of house hold is often below a fourth grade level. With parents unable to read to their children. The children develop poor reading skills and face poor grades, low-wage employment, and a life of frustration.
Circles of Love precedes our statewide Repairing the Breach: Men Improving Lives of Urban Boys conference that is scheduled for at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School. It will all culminate with a trip to the Harlem Book Fair .
This is all a partnership of a wide range of local community groups, church leaders, fraternities, sororities, and the YMCA.
“By putting all our forces together we can make a difference,” says Mosley.
We are available for interviews now and leading up to these events. For the TV Media, we are available for in-studio interview opportunities as well.
Attorney Maurice Mosley, President Granville Academy of Waterbury
Jerry N. Poole, Conference Coordinator
*Jason Knight, Public Relations