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UHD Scholars Create High-Impact Experience for Second Ward Students

UHD Students in Vida Robertson's African American Literature and English Composition courses recently took their studies from the classroom to the real world, as they partnered with Ripley House Neighborhood Center to create a high-impact educational opportunity for students in Houston's Second Ward.

More than 100 students ranging in age from five to 17 participated in the summer literacy program, during which UHD students read to them and led informed discussions on the impact of race on the lives of characters portrayed in respective narratives as well as on the lives of actual people in our day-to-day experiences. As a part of this Big Read event, the Center for Critical Race Studies provided each Second Ward student with a personal copy of the text to share with their family and friends at home following the program.

"It was an impactful day for the elementary, middle and high school students and an enlightening community engagement experience for our UHD community scholars," said Robertson.

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