Annual Events:

I See Me Book Drive

The I See Me Book Drive promotes the vital connection between the proverbial “village” and its students through the donation of books featuring characters reflecting the culture of students of color. Knowing how to read makes people safer, healthier, and more self-sufficient. This investment in our children will surely reap a return for the entire community.

Literacy Summit

The I See Me Literacy Summit and Reception presented by Books-A-Million, seeks to equip the community with the tools necessary to raise extraordinary readers, who will become tomorrow’s leaders, through the exposure of knowledge from skilled experts in literacy education. The summit will engage educators, parents, and other educational stakeholders through speakers and panels, sessions, and collaborative information sharing. The reception will afford you the opportunity to meet the speakers and network with other educators, parents and stakeholders.

  • “Books Not Bars” Literacy Summit Panel Discussion

“Books not Bars” is an effort to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and its connection to the school to prison pipeline This is our way of educating the community on how illiteracy affects each one of us.

  • “Do You See Me?” Literacy Summit Panel Discussion

“Do You See Me?” is a discussion about the under representation of children of color in children’s literature. Featuring well-known authors, illustrators, doctors, and educators, we are able to examine what impact this has on our children and ultimately our community from every aspect.