WHSAD students continue to work to enhance literacy throughout New York City. This time, our students, supported by Ms. Heather Butts of Health for Youths, and teachers Mr. Alain Codio and Ms. Sandra Spaziani, visited Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders in the Bronx. During this event, students and staff members from both schools collaborated to build more Little Free Libraries, read to one another, and enjoy seeing how libraries built in the past have flourished.
A total of seven libraries have been built between two events. These libraries have been placed in classrooms, schools within the campus, and other local south Bronx schools. The school safety agents’ office also has one. It has generated a great interest in reading, even enabling the students of Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders to read WHSAD students.
Such an event would not have been possible without the cooperative spirits of Principal Lisette Febus and Assistant Principal Raquel Pevey.
Also, thank you to District 9 CEC President, Marilyn Espada, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, and the school safety agents of Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders.
WHSAD Assistant Principal, Giovanni D’Amato, said, “The Little Free Library initiative has been very successful because it is inspiring students of all ages to feed their love of reading. If kids are able to easily grab a book, they will read it. In one year, we’ve built with NYPD and placed libraries in all of the precincts in Brooklyn North, collaborated with local schools of all grades to build and place libraries, and worked with D14 dual language programs to further build out their multilingual libraries.”