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Capt. Barrington Irving launches “Read & Soar” program

FT. LAUDERDALE – World renowned aviator, Jamaican born, Captain Barrington Irving visited Broward County’s African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) on Monday, April 29, where he shared information about the Library’s upcoming six-week summer program “Read & Soar” in collaboration with the Broward County Library Foundation, the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, and the Broward County School Board.

The program will give students (ages nine to 12) an opportunity to enroll in classes (STEM related activities) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the AARLCC in conjunction with the Delevoe Park Summer Camp program. From the day-long park program, participating students will walk over to the adjoining library to attend scheduled classes facilitated by Experience Aviation staff members.

Barrington handed out signed copies of his recently authored publication “Touch The Sky” to students in the audience, The books were donated by the Broward County School Board.

Experience Aviation is a nonprofit organization that uses aviation themes and hands-on engineering projects to build STEM skills in students and direct them towards careers in aviation and other STEM-related fields. Some 87% of the program’s participants go on to pursue STEM-related careers.

Captain Irving talking about his upcoming program with potential students.

L-R: Ms. Essie DeNoms, Assistant Regional Library Manager, Jamaica’s Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths, Capt. Irving, and Ms. Elaina Norlin, Regional Library Manager

Captain Irving was introduced to his audience of students attending Broward County schools by Jamaica’s Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths.

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