Did you know that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor credits her success to being a life-long avid reader? Growing up disadvantaged in the Bronx, NY, she became an avid reader to escape her hardships and imagine new worlds and possibilities for her life. She’s also a children’s book author. Her first book, Turning Pages: My Life Story, was published earlier this month.
At INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center, we take a page from Justice Sotomayor’s book by instilling a love of reading, learning and doing, in the children and families we serve—from daily after-school library time to ESL classes to financial literacy workshops to help families budget, save and invest. Literacy leads to success.