We are including the teens who participate in our adult karate class in a new summer reading program just for them. They have a more challenging goal, but they will also have a fantastic fun night as the reward!
Scores of studies show how much better students who love to read perform throughout their education. Well, it doesn’t just end there. The more we are learning throughout our lives the happier, the healthier, the more successful we end up being!
Think about how much our country depends upon citizens being informed. The more informed we are about everything in life the better off we are. It is especially challenging today with the overwhelming amount of information available to us to be able to discern fact from fiction. We don’t want to be easy targets for persuasive marketers!
One of the ways we develop discernment is by having a lot of information and experiences from which to draw. Yes, that information can be attained from a lot of sources, but one important way is from reading.
Reading can also be a wonderful way to find quiet pleasure and relaxation. My hope is that everyone would develop a love of reading. But even if you don’t develop or discover a love of reading, it is still important to continually learn and grow. Reading is the easiest way to make sure you are continually learning and growing!
If you’re a teen who does not like to read, I don’t expect this to change your mind.
But……hopefully you will want to come on out to our big end of summer teen blast party that we will have for those who meet the challenge!!
(ADULTS in the adult karate class — we’re not forgetting you! You’re next!)