Project R.I.S.E., Mount Lebanon Baptist Church host dinner
|Photo courtesy of Project R.I.S.E.|
According to event officials, about 155 staff, students and families living in homeless and sheltered situations were served. The evening’s festivities included an array of soul foods and activities for children and families.
As families trickled in, they had an opportunity to complete a craft together that was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Children and parents traced and cut out their hands, then compiled a paper wreath with their individual and collective dreams for their futures.
Shown above are children with a craft they completed at the dinner.
After the dinner, the members of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church sang hymns. Then, the children split into groups based on grade level to participate in enrichment activities led by Project R.I.S.E. staff and members of the Akron-Summit County Public Library staff.
Before students and families left, they had the opportunity to receive books donated by First Book of Akron and the Library. To close the evening, students read poems by Langston Hughes and other African-American poets.
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