It was a full week. Heroes celebrated a birthday with the Circle Around the Sun Ceremony. Other adventures included visiting the park next door and a walk to the main library. They enjoyed a Hero’s Visit with Mama Halima (grandmother of a Spark Studio learner), who shared stories about her childhood, talked about her mentors/heroes, shared what she loved about her life’s work, and how she’s enjoying her freedom in retirement.
At Empowered Minds, we believe that reading sets you free in your learning and on your journey. So we make time every week where everyone reads. We discussed the quote, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free,” by Frederick Douglas. After sharing their favorite authors and titles, heroes participated in their first D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) of the year.