Read Up with Lead Up
“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life.'”
~ Helen Exley
Read Any Good Books Lately?
That common ice-breaker is practically a mantra for all of us at Lead Up where we believe that one of the most effective things we can do to prepare our students for their future is to help them become strong readers.
Want to write a standout college essay? Read more. Trying to be the top applicant for an internship? Ditto. Reading broadens your perspectives and ideas through its windows on history, culture and the stories and ideas of people from across the globe. Need career advice? You guessed it! When one reads about the life of Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, or contemporaries like Lady Gaga or Malala Yousefzai, he is afforded a front row seat to how they overcame challenges and earned their success.
One Friday evening each month, Lead Up students gather for a very special evening exploring the written word. At these “Friday Nights Forward” we talk books, authors and writing, and spend a good deal of the evening “tasting” titles ending with the choice of a book to enjoy.
What Are you reading these days?
Our fall book tasting took a murderous twist. Luckily, our leaders were there to channel their inner detectives and catch the culprit.
Our summer book tasting got graphic as students were drawn into the colorful world of graphic novels and comics.
The theme? Poetry.
New ideas. Strong voices.
Try your hand, wordsmith.
What’s better than discovering a new book? How about a whole room full.
This isn’t your mother’s book tasting.
Our leaders brought the Read Up With Lead Up spirit to the Nebraska history museum for their “Witness the Weird!” event.