Carlos Carrasco Visits Luis Munoz Marin to Support WKYC’s Reading Campaign
The Cleveland Indians are extremely passionate about improving lives in our community through youth education and on Wednesday (May 13), Carlos Carrasco helped deliver an important message to and create some special memories for the students of Luis Munoz Marin, a K-8 school located just a few miles south of Progressive Field.
In support of WKYC’s #WeReadHere campaign, Carlos joined Margaret Bernstein, the station’s Director of Advocacy & Community Initiatives, as well as Judy Payne of Little Free Library and Principal Jeff Keruski, and spoke to a wide range of age groups about the importance of year-round reading during two school assemblies held in the Luis Munoz Marin gymnasium. The Indians right-hander shared experiences about reading to his own children at home and, making an analogy to the offseason training necessary in Major League Baseball, emphasized that kids need to continue their work with books during the summer months in order to build upon the progress they work hard to achieve while in class. Carlos helped read Bernstein’s new book “All in a Dad’s Day” aloud in both Spanish and English and students each took home their own copy courtesy of Half Price Books.
Afterwards, Carlos was asked to leave his painted hand-print on the wall as a symbol of his contribution to the school’s mission and culture of learning.