Devon Frazier is an Alabama Bright Light illuminating paths through reading from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.
Statistics show that 60 percent of low-income homes do not have books. Frazier realized after studying the research it is impossible for a child to fall in love with reading if they don’t have access to books, which propelled her to develop a multitude of programs through I See Me.
“I grew up in this community. It’s very important to me to see our children thrive,” she said. “If we don’t invest to ensure our children are successful, we will perish. Children migrate and love to read books that mirror them. When they see themselves in these books, they will follow those values.”
The I See Me website includes a quote by Kofi Annan: “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
Devon Frazier wants to see her become students literate, and hopeful.
For more information, visit www.iseemeinc.org.
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