The Trenton Kappa Foundation has partnered with The Trenton Literacy Movement, Inc. (TTLM), a nonprofit working to improve reading outcomes for children in Trenton, NJ, to launch “Read Aloud.” This unique online reading initiative seeks to expose early readers to children’s books and inspire a lifelong love of reading.
TTLM invited members of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Trenton Kappa Foundation (TKF) to read some of their favorite books online. The result is a series of informative and touching videos of books read on location in the Children’s Room of the historic Trenton Public Library.
Shawn Copeland, Chairman of the Trenton Kappa Foundation read, Grandfather and I by Helen E. Buckley. He remarked, “Both of my parents are retired educators, my father was the superintendent of Trenton public schools and my mother was an elementary teacher. They both believed strongly in education and always said that reading was the foundation. My success in every stage of my life is due in large part to my early introduction to and love for reading, TKF supports this critical initiative and partnership with TTLM.”