By Seth Coleman
Members of the South Central Georgia chapter of The Drifters, Inc., and a legion of volunteers read to students at Beecher Hills and Continental Colony Elementary School this week, in honor of National Reading Month.
The Drifters, Inc. is a female community service organization founded in the 1950s. In keeping with its long term commitment to advocacy for children, The Drifter’s South Central Georgia chapter organized a two-day read-in event called “Reading Across the Curriculum” as a way to stress the importance of literacy in the community.
Along with members of The Drifters, other volunteer readers included Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall, Morehouse College administrator Brock Mayers, CBS46 Chief Meteorologist Jim Kosek, Headline News producer and President of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Cheryl Collier, Georgia Public Broadcasting anchor Deidre Johnson, and actresses Jasmine Burke, Danielle Deadwyler, and Dawn Halfkenny.