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Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Bakerfield Elementary School

On Monday, October 5, Bakerfield Elementary School held a grand opening celebration of its Ben Carson Reading Room, thanks to the generosity of Stack & Store Mini Storage and the support of the Carson Scholars Fund.  The excitement was contagious as students were able to see the ‘under the sea’ room for the very first time.  The layout and design of the reading room was nothing short of amazing and will surely be a place in the school enjoyed by all Bakerfield Elementary students.

The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund. The Carson Scholars Fund was founded by retired world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. The purpose of the Ben Carson Reading Project is to create a literacy enriched environment for children to develop their reading skills. The reading project is dedicated to promoting reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential.
 
“Bakerfield Elementary is proud to partner with the Carson Scholars Fund to provide a reading room for our students,” said Principal Tara Dedeaux. “Ben Carson believes that a love of reading is a way for students to better themselves. We want that love to be something our students embody and exemplify. The hope for this room is to be a place where children can ‘Think Big’ and create dreams that they will someday make a reality. We appreciate the support from Stack & Store Mini Storage to help make this happen, and we know that this partnership will help promote a love of reading and learning for all students at Bakerfield Elementary.”
 
Currently, there are 135 Ben Carson Reading Rooms serving students in 17 states and Washington D.C. This is the tenth Ben Carson Reading Room to be located in Harford County Public Schools and the seventh reading room to be sponsored by Stack & Store Mini Storage. To learn more about the Carson Scholars Fund visit www.carsonscholars.org.