Disney royalty spins tale for young readers

Written by admin   // March 1, 2012   // 0 Comments

Princess Tiana Reads to Students in Boys & Girls Clubs’ SPARK Early Literacy Program


Disney on Ice star Farryn Johnson

At Brown Street Academy, students read about princesses and fairy tales. On Thursday, March 1, a princess from a fairy tale will share her love of reading and read to young students.

Disney on Ice star Farryn Johnson, who portrays Tiana in “The Princess and The Frog,” will visit and read to 30 first graders at Brown Street Academy, located at 2029 N. 20th St. Children received their own Disney books and have their pictures taken with Minnie & Mickey Mouse.

The students are part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s SPARK Early Literacy program. The Boys & Girls Clubs partners with Milwaukee Public Schools for SPARK at nine locations.

SPARK aims to improve the literacy skills of struggling readers so they can succeed in school, the workplace and in life.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012. Known as the oldest and largest youth-serving agency in Milwaukee, the Clubs offers high quality after-school and summer programming for children ages 5-18, focusing on those who have major life obstacles, most often poverty.

The Clubs operates 40 sites, which include six primary locations, 32 school sites, Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland and an extension site at St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee. Membership to the Clubs is only $5 per year, per child, but no one is ever turned away based on inability to pay. For all the latest Club news, visit www.boysgirlsclubs.org, www.facebook.com/bgcmilwaukee or Twitter @bgcmilwaukee.

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