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Inspiring Future Leaders: Kerrick Elementary Students Raise Stroke Awareness


As Stroke Awareness Month draws to a close, we at I Would Rather Be Reading (IWRBR) and our partners at Sevaro are thrilled to share an incredible initiative that exemplifies the power of literacy and community involvement. At Kerrick Elementary's Educate and Elevate site, a group of bright, passionate students has taken on a unique and impactful project: raising stroke awareness among their peers. This initiative not only highlights the importance of literacy but also showcases how young minds can make a significant difference in health education.

The Birth of an Idea

The Educate and Elevate program at Kerrick Elementary is designed to foster a love for reading and learning, empowering students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. This year, the program took on a new dimension with the introduction of a special project aimed at promoting stroke awareness. Inspired by their readings and classroom discussions, the students decided to create a training model about stroke awareness, designed by kids and for kids.

A Day of Learning and Sharing

On the last day of Stroke Awareness Month, these dedicated students presented their project to their peers. The atmosphere was electric as they shared vital information about stroke symptoms, prevention, and the importance of quick action. Through engaging presentations, interactive activities, and creative demonstrations, the students not only educated their classmates but also inspired them to become advocates for stroke awareness.

The Role of Literacy

This project underscores how literacy opens doors to endless opportunities. By reading about strokes and related health topics, the students gained a deeper understanding of the subject and were able to convey complex information in an accessible and relatable manner. Literacy empowered these young individuals to become educators and leaders in their community, showcasing the transformative power of reading and learning.

Future Healthcare Leaders

Watching these young students in action, it's easy to imagine a future where they become leaders in the healthcare industry. Their enthusiasm, dedication, and ability to communicate important health information are qualities that will serve them well in any field they choose to pursue. Projects like this not only enhance their knowledge but also build confidence and leadership skills that will benefit them for years to come.

A Community Effort

This initiative would not have been possible without the support of the Kerrick Elementary community, the Educate and Elevate program, and our partners at Sevaro. Together, we have created an environment where students are encouraged to explore, learn, and make a difference. We are incredibly proud of these young leaders and their commitment to improving their community's health awareness.


As we wrap up Stroke Awareness Month, we invite you to watch the inspiring video of Kerrick Elementary's students presenting their stroke awareness project. These kids are more than just readers; they are lifesavers and future leaders. Join us in celebrating their achievements and supporting their continued growth and learning.

Together, we can make a difference—one child, one book, one community at a time.

Call to Action

To see these incredible students in action and learn more about their project, watch the video [here] (insert link). Let's continue to support and inspire our young leaders as they pave the way for a brighter, healthier future.

Feel free to share this blog post and spread the word about the amazing work being done by the students at Kerrick Elementary. Together, we can raise awareness and make a lasting impact.

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