Leaders at Radium Springs Middle Magnet School of the Arts enlisted the help of community supporters to push a message on the value of literacy at the school's reading kickoff.
Dozens of community members, district leaders, and school supporters joined the school administration in participating in a rally at the school to get students pumped up to meet reading objectives during the school year.
The speaker for the event, Antonio Leroy, is a former standout athlete at Albany State University who went on to lead the University's Center for the African American Male, or CAAM. During his speech to the students, he focused on the importance of reading as a mechanism for success.
Literacy is among the top academic priorities for the Dougherty County School System.