About the Ben Carson Reading Room
On April 25, 2014, Richfield Public School Academy became the first school in Genesee County to open a Ben Carson Reading Room. Below is an excerpt from the Carson Scholorship Fund website about the Ben Carson Reading Project:
“The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund. The purpose of the project is to create a literacy enriched environment for children to develop their reading skills. The reading project is dedicated to promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential.
The first Ben Carson Reading Room was established in 2000 at Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School in Aberdeen, Maryland. Since that time, the Carson Scholars Fund has established over 110 Reading Rooms in 15 states. Reading Rooms can be found in schools in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.”
Images of the Opening Ceremony
A special thanks to our partners in creating the Ben Carson Reading Room: Granger Construction Company, CITI, Inc., William Reichenbach Company, Smith and Smith Carpet, and the Reading Room Committee Members. Without your support, effort, and time, this project would have never been possible. We are truly grateful for all you have contributed to help our students learn to love reading!