This is the first day of school for some midstate students, and many received a special “Welcome Back” in Harrisburg.
Students at Camp Curtin Academy received words of encouragement from the American Literacy Corporation, the group behind the “100 Men Reading” campaign.
They hosted the “100 Men Greeting” this morning, giving kids and their teachers some positive energy and encouragement as they head back into the classroom.
Shawna Nichols is the mother of a girl now heading into middle school, and she appreciates the attention to education.
“Education is key, so you know, less play, more work. So we need the structure, we need the stability. We need these kids reminded, ‘Hey, we can’t play all day, you know, it’s back to real life and responsibility,'” said Nichols.
“It’s important that we as men come out to show our community and the students we support them in their education and encourage them to become life-long learners,” said Floyd Stokes, 100 Men Greeting.
The Harrisburg School District launched a new campaign in support of good attendance. You may see the slogan, “Attend school all day, every day, your education matters” posted on billboards and social media.