Boys and Girls Club participates in Read Across America Week

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — It’s Dr. Suess Read Across America Week and the Wiregrass Boys and Girls Club took part in the big week.

Friday evening, the club brought in speakers Coach White from Dothan Prep Academy and Dothan high’s coach Janasky Flemming to read books to the kids and share encouraging words on how to be successful in life.

Larry Dickens with the Boys and Girls Club says this is important for the kids.

“It’s very important for our kids to understand and to identify with the community leaders as we share it with our members. If they’re elementary students, and when they make it to high school they can tell that coach that they met him at the Boys and Girls Club and that’s just very important for them to have on their resume,” Unit Director Larry Dickens said.

Dickens says this is not the last time they will have community leaders to come to teach and share some good words with the kids.

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