Health literacy/Read and seed
Join us for our free weekly health literacy class to learn helpful tips for managing your family’s health. We are happy to welcome back the Bronson School of Nursing students as guest presenters! They will teach about a variety of topics, including nutrition, wellness, and exercise basics.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
In person at Interfaith Homes, 1037 Interfaith Blvd.
About the students:
Canaan Mickey knew nursing was something she was interested in while working as a caregiver, and ultimately became a certified nursing assistant. She aspires to be a registered nurse, and is excited to continue to make an impact on people’s lives and learn new things through patient centered care.
Kylie Bohn is in her second semester at the Bronson School of Nursing and says healthcare has interested her since she was young. She considers herself an empath who enjoys connecting with others and making them feel seen and heard.
Claire Gay says healthcare interested her because she’s always loved helping people, and she wanted a career that centered on that. She obtained her CNA in high school, which helped her get a job at a hospital and expand her knowledge. She loves building relationships with people and is excited to do that as a nurse.
Eridinn Nayback pursued nursing because she loves helping people and truly wanted to create positive change and allow others to receive a second chance at life. She has three years medical experience from internships and working as a CNA. She wants to learn more about health education and promoting health information to others to help improve each and every life
Feel Good Friday
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
In person 420 E. Alcott St. or online
About the students:
Yusuf Al Saqri has been interested in biology and health professions since middle school when he decided to become a nurse so he could closely interact with clients while providing the best care. He is excited to learn more about the Kalamazoo community and share his nursing knowledge and experiences.
Grace Harpe says nursing has always interested her because of how many different things she could pursue with the degree. She’s excited to be able to experience different people and communities and make an impact on someone’s life.
Julia Szajner decided to pursue an education in nursing because she has always been interested in the medical field and loves the patient interaction that comes with being a nurse. She looks forward to learning the ins-and-outs of nursing and sharing her knowledge with various communities.
Adrianna Latorre says nursing interests her the most as a profession because of her desire to help people and make a difference. She is the first in her family to go into healthcare and enjoys building relationships with patients where she can be a light in their lives.
community garden & interpretive learning center
Read and Seed blends Health Literacy and Parent Literacy into a fun and engaging program where participants learn about:
- Growing fruits and vegetables
- Healthy and delicious recipes
- Fun, food-related family activities
Read and Seed is free and open to all KLC learners. Parents are encouraged to attend Family Literacy Days with their children so they can learn together. We will have fun with tips and strategies for keeping families living healthier lives.
In the garden, we’re growing beans, strawberries, corn, lettuce, spinach, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, chives, and zucchini. We even have sunflowers and a butterfly garden! Browse the photo gallery below.
Read and Seed Family Literacy Day (City of Kalamazoo)
family literacy days
Family Literacy Days will be back for the 2024 season! From May – November, we host monthly gatherings in the community garden. Families enjoy fun and creative activities designed for all ages. Our special focus on multi-generational literacy means parents and kids will love learning together about everything from gardening, to healthy eating, to wellness and of course, reading & writing skills.
In case of rain, main activities will take place indoors in the Adult Education and Training wing inside Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan.
Browse below for more photos.
Kalamazoo Literacy Council is a member organization of ProLiteracy.
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