Published On: Mon, Oct 9th, 2023

Unveiling the Power of Literacy

Local Charity Hosts 2nd Annual Literacy Gala

Award-winning actor and poet Omari Hardwick to keynote 

Master of Ceremonies WPBF Morning Anchor Steven Graves

West Palm Beach, FL – Thousands of children from low-income families need access to books at home to read. Time after time, studies have shown that students who are not exposed to reading at an early age are more likely to continue to be poor readers as they get older.  

The GrowLit Project is working to change those statistics as literacy takes center Stage at the 2nd Annual Literacy Gala on October 29 at the Lake Pavilion in West Palm Beach—this year’s theme, Unveiling the Power of Literacy.

Omari Hardwick, an award-winning actor and poet, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. He is best known for portraying Ghost in the Starz television series Power. However, on this night, his speech will focus on the importance and impact of literacy. 

WPBF’s morning news anchor, Steven Graves, will serve as MC for the evening. 

“We will be announcing our Read to Lead Program. The program is geared towards helping children to discover a love for reading, said Leroy Kelton, Founder of GrowLit Project.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. The evening proceeds will fund a literacy camp for over two hundred students next summer. 

  • WHAT: 2ND Annual Gala
  • WHEN: October 29, 2023, Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • WHERE: Lake Pavilion 101
  • WHY: Launching the Read 2 Lead Program, Unveiling the Power of Literacy

About GrowLit Project Inc: It is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated and committed to improving literacy levels among youth in underserved and under-resourced communities. 

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