Heritage Christian’s reading room is designed to encourage students to discover the pleasure found in books and to recognize the true power of learning. With more than 1,100 books from a variety of authors, topics, and genres, Heritage students will have the opportunity to explore new worlds and discover things that will pique their curiosity. Ben Carson Reading Rooms create a literacy-focused environment for children to develop their reading skills and unlock their full potential.
Heritage’s reading room is the first to be built in Stark County. “We are excited, honored and grateful for support that enables us to open a Ben Carson Reading Room,” said Charles Riddle, Administrator/ Fund Development Director at Heritage Christian School. “This room supports our goal of instilling a passion for reading in every student and provides an opportunity for reading for pleasure, finding adventure, solving mysteries, exploring history or biographies of successful persons that expands student’s horizons and imaginations. The fact that Dr. Carson has attributed so much of his success to reading sets an outstanding example for our students.”
“When a child opens up a book, the possibilities for that student are endless,” said Dr. Ben Carson, co-founder of the Carson Scholars Fund. “The partnership between the Carson Scholars Fund, Heritage Christian School....will ensure that young minds will develop a love of reading and learning. I am very proud of the success of the Ben Carson Reading Project and can’t wait to see its impact on Heritage Christian School students.”
The Ben Carson Reading Project is one of the educational initiatives of the Carson Scholars Fund. The primary purpose of the program is to provide funding and support to local schools so that they can create a nurturing environment for children to develop their reading skills. Currently, there are 89 Ben Carson Reading Rooms serving students in 12 states.
~News release from the Carson Scholars Fund, October 8, 2013
Heritage Christian gets Ben Carson Reading Room, Canton Repository- November 2013