Brother Gourdine providing excellent illustration during the reading session | R4S | Jan 10, 2020
On January 10, 2020, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc conducts its second read aloud, of the “Reading for Success” program at Riverside Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, we were again welcomed by the Gifted Education Center Teacher, Third-Grade Teachers, and especially the Third-Grade Students.
The Second Read Aloud follows the Kickoff and First Read Aloud session on November 8, 2019. The Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter known affectionately as “The Sirs,” supported six third-grade classes consisting of 125 eager students. Our reputation is well known, our services appreciated, and the chapter brothers excelled during the session.
The chapter’s Bernie L. Bates Foundation, Inc., provided a new book for their individual reading library. We chose “Buddy Ran Away” by Thea Feldman, as a twenty-seventh book for their individual library. The book tells the story of a boy name Sam and his dog named Buddy who ran away while visiting the countryside. Buddy returned home after being missing for a week using instinct. The students easily related to the story since many of them had pets.
Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter was represented by thirteen brothers who served as reading mentors. Brothers Warren Bacote; Bradford Caldwell; James George; Sidney Gourdine; Brandon Grooms; Jerry Hubbard, Sr.; Frank Matthews; Clarence Miller; Danny Watson, Jr.; and coordinating this program was the chapter’s Social Action Coordinator, Brother Kenneth M. Younger.
“The Sirs” are proud of the fact that we have supported this program for the sixth school year. The brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter will continue to do their part to inspire these young readers and we look forward to the third of our four Read Aloud sessions in March 2020.