February 15, 2011
Submitted by Brother Kalvin Watson
Omega Men Read, because we care!!!
Chicago, IL – On February 15, 2011 Brothers from Nu Pi and Sigma Omega Chapters volunteered at Park Manor Elementary School on Chicago’s Southside. The Chicago Public Schools canceled the “Real Men Read” program claiming that they didn’t have money to fund it any longer. Omega Man and Principal of Park Manor Elementary Dr William E. Johnson wouldn’t let that stand in his way. He along with fellow Omega Men and Dean of Students at park Manor Kevin Iverson held “Omega Men Read” instead. Seventeen Brothers spanning a vast range of career fields participated. Police Officers, Engineers, retired School Principals, Business Owners all took time out of their busy schedules to read to students from kindergarten thru 8th grade. Rousing rounds of applause could be heard throughout the hallways, meaning that the students really appreciated the lessons that were given to them by the Men of Omega.
Participating Chapter Brothers:
Joe McCord, William Johnson, Chip Davis, Stephen Capers, Charles Davis, Keith Beasley, Kalvin Watson