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  • New Ben Carson Reading Room To Open In Palm Beach County
    March 21,2016

    Media Alert

    For Immediate Release: March 21, 2016

    Canaan McCaslin, Associate V.P. of Communications



    New Ben Carson Reading Room to Open in Palm Beach County

    Belle Glade, FL - Through the generosity of the Carson Scholars Fund Palm Beach County Chapter, Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is pleased to announce the opening of a new Ben Carson Reading Room at the Excel Charter School operated by LSF. The grand opening ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm on April 22nd at the Excel Charter School, 555 SW 16th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430.

    Dr. Ben Carson credits reading as being a catalyst to his success. “When I was a child, reading allowed me to discover all the opportunities that the world has to offer,” said Dr. Carson. “There are endless possibilities for students when they discover the joy of reading and learning. If children begin to challenge themselves to soak up all the information they can, they will certainly be able to reach their goals and achieve their dreams.”

    “Excel Charter School is thrilled that we will be able to offer our children this unique and rewarding reading experience through the Ben Carson Reading Room,” said Dr. Beth Williams, principal of Excel Charter School. “Our school prides itself on building the next generation of leaders, and reading is crucial to tapping into the curiosity of our students and encouraging them to be avid lifelong learners and leaders.”

    LSF operates a total of four Public Charter Schools across the state of Florida, including the Excel Charter School, which serves children from Kindergarten through third grade. The Excel learning model unites parental support with an effective, innovative curriculum that promotes academic achievement, creative problem-solving skills, and positive character values that encourage good citizenship and help create a well-rounded child.

    This is the fourth Ben Carson Reading Room that has been sponsored by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund. Currently, there are 138 Ben Carson Reading Rooms serving students in 17 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Carson Scholars Fund visit WWW.CARSONSCHOLARS.ORG.

    About Lutheran Services Florida

    LSF is a nationally recognized faith-based organization transforming individuals and families by providing healing, hope and help through education and effective human services. LSF is responsive to the changing needs of Florida communities. We serve more than 208,000 people annually, with 1,300 employees. Established in 1982 by Lutheran churches, LSF collaborates with others towards common goals of loving and serving our neighbors. As one of the fastest growing non-profit organizations in the country with an annual operating budget of over $200 million, LSF effectively runs dozens of programs throughout Florida for people in need.

    About Carson Scholars Fund

    The Carson Scholars Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994 by retired world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy. The organization is dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential.


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