The B.R.A.T. Club at Whitefoord Elementary recently received funding by LOWE’S for their first Holiday Community Event called “Men Make A Difference.” The boys created a gingerbread house at LOWE’S with Media Specialist Mileeka Frank and Principal Timmy Foster. Fathers and siblings of the club members were also invited for the day full of events. The activities included a private breakfast at Kroger, Lowe’s Build and Grow, and Community Garden Volunteer with parents. The students made great memories to cherish over the holidays with friends, staff, and family.
The B.R.A.T. Club is full of glee as they also recently received a donation of 6 reading tablets from DonorsChoose.org. Mileeka Frank requested 6 tablets for group projects and as a reading source. “My job is to help them understand learning and technology goes hand in hand.” Mileeka says. “Having this type of technology will allow the students to be exposed to a world they never knew existed.”
B.R.A.T is a book and technology club for male students with difficulty reading below grade level and no interest in reading. B.R.A.T. embraces the energy and action-oriented enthusiasm of boys while encouraging them to read using technology. This program motivates reluctant readers to build reading skills and connect with books while having fun! A club that focuses on the importance of reading will help to open the eyes of struggling readers.