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M E Pearson Elementary School 

310 N 11 Street, Kansas City, KS 66102

Mondays - 8:20 am - 9:05 am

Grant Elementary School

1510 N 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101

Wednesdays - 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Eugene Ware Elementary School

4820 Oakland Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102

Thursdays - 8:00 am - 8:45 am

About Breakfast & Books

Breakfast & Books is an opportunity for Kindergarten through 5th grade Elementary School students to engage with positive adult male role models, from all types of career fields, in a setting focused on changing the students mindset about reading. These adult men build positive relationships with the students over breakfast while modeling reading through a fun and engaging ‘Dynamic Reading’ style!

“We want to be the change we wish to see in our community!”


Kids do what they see adults doing confidently! Some 34% of students are below basic reading level in the fourth grade, according to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Another 31% are below the proficient reading level. About 27% of eighth grade students are below basic reading level, per NCES. Studies by the U.S. Department of Education have demonstrated that a positive adult male role model will have a uniquely positive impact on the development and educational success of a child, dramatically increasing the child’s likelihood of graduating and getting mostly A’s along the way, while at the same time dramatically decreasing the likelihood of that child living in poverty, getting involved with drugs and alcohol, and avoiding potentially devastating choices that result in a criminal record or a teen pregnancy.


Breakfast & Books is a way for us to combine positive adult community and professional males engaging with students while modeling reading.


Children Below
Basic Reading Level

in 4th Grade


Children Below
Proficient Reading Level

in 4th Grade


Children Below
Basic Reading Level

in 8th Grade

Per U.S. Department of Education,  An Adult Male Role Model 
increases likelihood of graduating.

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