Miami Dade College’s (MDC) libraries were awarded grants recently to participate in the American Library Association’s (ALA) Great Stories Club, a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens through literature-based outreach programs, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
MDC was awarded seven grants and projects will be taking place throughout the 2018-19 academic year at various campuses. The college is collaborating with local community organizations, high schools and programs to promote reading of important books and discussions that explore the concept of empathy, what it means to be a hero, truth, healing and transformation. Librarians and staff at MDC campuses will work with small groups of local teens to read and discuss the stories. Other related activities will further engage participants in conversation and action on topics related to social justice.