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Oceanographic Center Participates in ‘Real Men Read’ at Local Middle School


Left to right, Julian Douglas, Joseph Hornbeck, Travis Moore, Kristian Taylor, Jim Thomas Ph.D. (seated), and David Kerstetter Ph.D.


Six graduate students, staff, and faculty members from NSU’s Oceanographic Center recently participated in the “Real Men Read” event at New River Middle School in Fort Lauderdale. The event seeks to increase awareness about the importance of reading.

New River Middle School faculty believes that their students often read at home through female encouragement, and they hope that the experiences involving professional male role models from the local community will hopefully further encourage student interests in reading. More than 40 men from a variety of professions participated in the event.

“It was an honor to have such a wonderful group of professionals,” said Lynnette Lendick, Literacy Coach and 7th Grade Civics Teacher at New River Middle School. “The Common Core State Standards have the potential to ensure that every child in the United States is prepared for college and careers. It is a worthy goal and one that we must work together to achieve. With the help of the community, we are helping to establish goals aimed at placing students on a path that will enable them to graduate from high school prepared for college, skilled career training, and to be informed citizens. This was the first of many steps we are taking here at New River Middle School that will inspire our students to read.”