Help the Children by Being a Resource

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to remember that our children are the future. They need our support and guidance to help them focus, perform, and learn. As a community, we have the power to make a difference in their lives. So, let’s come together and be a resource for our children.

One way you can help is by starting with your tribe. Are there parents in your community who are struggling to transport their children to and from school? Offering to help with transportation on some days can make a big difference in their lives. It may seem like a small gesture, but it can have a huge impact on a child’s ability to attend school regularly and be engaged in their education.

Another way to support our children is by creating a home learning environment. Young parents often face challenges in managing their homes while trying to provide a conducive learning environment for their children. If you have any tips or tools that can help them manage their homes more efficiently, share them. Sometimes, a simple suggestion can make a world of difference.

If you have some free time, consider volunteering to read books on air at The Greenwood BeatWFPG or in a local reading program. Reading is a fundamental skill that lays the foundation for a child’s education. By volunteering your time, you can help instill a love for reading and learning in young minds. It’s a rewarding experience that benefits both you and the children.

For those who have a passion for education, consider getting involved with the PTA or PTSA organizations in your local schools. These organizations play a vital role in supporting the needs of students and teachers. By joining them, you can contribute to the improvement of your community’s education system.

Let’s not forget about the importance of sharing information. Many parents may not be aware of the free or low-cost services available in the community that can benefit their children. By sharing this information, you can help parents access the resources they need to support their child’s education. Whether it’s tutoring programs, after-school activities, or mentoring opportunities, every little bit helps.

If you have school-aged children in your family, take a moment to assess if there are any needs that you can assist with. It could be as simple as helping with homework or providing a quiet space for studying. By offering your support, you can make a positive impact on their educational journey.

It’s clear that our school system in Tulsa has been failing for over 30 years. But together, we can start to turn things around. The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is calling on all leaders, college and high school students, church leaders, pastors, retired teachers, and other organizations to volunteer to read online. The reading program is aimed at children aged 0 to 8 years old, and it broadcasts every Saturday from noon Central Standard Time.

The Let’s READ initiative kicked off on January 6th with author and educator Mr. Troy J. Petit Sr. He interviewed with Dr. Angela K. Chambers, CEO of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, and read from his book, “Hugs of Love, on air. Mr. Pettit shared his passion for writing the book and why it’s important to instill a sense of love and compassion in children. Author Esther Jones has also joined the cause and is working tirelessly to spread the word.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the Let’s READ program, simply email us at read@thegreenwoodbeat.com. Your contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact on a child’s life. Together, let’s be a resource for our children and help them thrive in their education.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Gears up for Let’s READ at the Start of the New Year

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG radio station is excited to announce the launch of a new segment called Let’s READ. Starting on Saturday, January 6, 2024, this on-air reading program aims to provide children with the opportunity to develop strong reading foundations.

Amid the recent controversies surrounding TPS and the appointment of the first black female school Superintendent, Dr. Ebony Johnson,  The Greenwood Beat – WFPG decided to take action. Recognizing that many students are missing out on the benefits of being read to, they rallied volunteers to participate in the program and read on air.

The Let’s READ segment will cater to children aged 0 to 8 years old. Volunteers from the community have eagerly signed up to read to these young listeners. The series will kick off with an interview between author Mr. Troy J Petit, Sr., and Dr. Angela K. Chambers, CEO of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. Mr. Petit, the author of “Little Kings Learn…Hugs of Love,” will share the book’s insights on the importance of love, affection, and kindness in parenting.

Other notable books that will be featured in the Let’s READ segment include works by Dr. Tamecca S. Rogers and co-authors, such as “London Love & Keith Ross.” These engaging stories will captivate young minds and inspire a love for reading.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is committed to fostering a love for literature and helping children build solid reading foundations. By bringing this program to the airwaves, they hope to make a positive impact on the lives of young listeners and their families.

Join The Greenwood Beat – WFPG on Saturday, January 6, 2024,  from 12:00 PM CST to 3:00 PM and embark on a journey of imagination, learning, and the joy of reading with Let’s READ. www.thegreenwoodbeat.com.

All books are available on Amazon. Please see links below:

Hugs of Love: Little King Learn  by Troy J. Petit, Sr.

A Promised Deferred: The Massacre of Black Wall Street by Dr. Tamecca S. Rogers and Keith Ross

Who Said You Can Touch My Hair? by Dr. Tamecca S. Rogers, Co-Author: London Love & Keith Ross

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