High school students from Kansas showcase literacy initiatives at Statehouse

Kansas students recently came together at the Capitol to emphasize the significance of backing literacy programs.

Students from Storytime Village spent their time engaging in reading activities with young children and supporting programs aimed at fostering a love for reading. On Literacy Day at the Capitol, they had the opportunity to personally convey their passion and message to Gov. Laura Kelly.

Maya Williams, a student from Wichita East High School, emphasized the significance of reading as the foundation for the future. She personally witnessed the importance of reading among her peers, as well as her two younger brothers and their friends. Maya highlighted that reading is essential as it is the gateway to excelling in subjects like math and science. Moreover, she emphasized that literacy is a vital skill for participating effectively in society.

Williams and her peers understand the power they hold as influential voices within the younger generation.

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