Mitch Reed, former teacher at Southshore/Waverly and current principal at Duebrook Elementary, Wrote the book Cardboard Confessionals. He did a project with his Sociology class that involved answering anonymously seven questions. When the students in the high school answered the questions, they deposited them in a cardboard box in the cafeteria. This project changed the lives of the students and the teacher. The students left with a clearer, deeper understanding of what their peers encounter socially and emotionally on a daily basis.
The Ortonville Public Library received a Future Ready With Your Library grant. The grant is for middle school students. This year we are going to start with the current sixth and seventh graders and their parents. Attending this event and listening and working with Mitch Reed is the first segment of the grant. The second part will be on the skills needed for a job. Included will be going on a mock job interview with a current business owner. The third part will be on what you would like to do for a career. Individuals, who currently work in that field, will come and talk with you about your choice. You will also be provided with other choices you may not have thought about.
April 23rd, we will start at 6:00 p.m. with a FREE meal for you. Following that, Mitch Reed will talk and answer questions. In order to plan for the food, we do need you to RSVP at the Library 839-2494 by Friday, April 20th. We really hope to see all the 6th and 7th graders and their parents in attendance for this program.
We are currently building a team of community people who would like to work with us on this grant. If you would like to be a part of this great opportunity to work with and guide our students, contact the Ortonville Public Library at 320-839-2494.