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Students Read Night John

posted Oct 18, 2017, 10:16 PM by Ryan Welch   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 10:18 PM ]

The first Dress for Success Thursday of the school year and the boys were prepared. Mr. Thomas Bell came with his three piece not only dressed for success, but to impress as well modeling the “perfect student”. Personal development is very important young men!

Those young men that needed some assistance with getting their tie together before Mr. Randy blessed the class with some of his bars of knowledge.

Thursdays groups discussion was about how as young men we sometimes say things that may offend the opposite sex and how as young men we should be more mindful of how we talk about these sensitive subjects.

This year the members of Boys to Men Enrichment Program are in for a treat. We have started this year off right with a reading selection from the young adult novels called Night John, a book written in 1993 by Gary Paulsen about an escaped slave who re-submitted to slavery to teach other slaves how to read and one day be free. The story is told from the perspective of a female slave who is aware and able to understand her new surroundings and the adverse forces that surround her life in this hostile new world.

The book is a testament for young african american and latino men of all ages. Being surrounded by new environments and trying to focus on learning is hard to do sometimes. That is why this reading is important so that young men can know the story of Miss Sarny and her misadventures with the teaching slave Night John.

For more information about the book please visit
Night John Book