Milwaukee Urban League Guild share the love of reading with Auer Ave. students

February 20, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Friday, February 14, 2020, The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) and the Milwaukee Urban League Guild (MULG) launched a brand new community services initiative called, “If You Love Me, Let Me Read to You!”

The program was spearheaded by MUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall (center), and launched at Auer Avenue School, 2319 W. Auer Ave., with the help of Auer Ave. school principal Dr. Zannetta Walker. The program has volunteers coming into schools and allowing the students to read to them. This encourages the students to read more, increases their comprehension, and generally instills a love of reading in them.

This is part of a larger literacy program, “Read with the League,” that the MUL will be officially launching within the next few months. The MUL and MULG, along with Auer Ave. School, hope to expand the program to other Milwaukee schools.