Pride, Accomplishment and Empowerment

By Mitch Harris, Education and Outreach Associate

When I was in 3rd grade, I had my first speaking role in my small town church’s musical production of “Sermon on the Mound”–the touching tale of how a major league baseball pitcher gave his life to Jesus during the 7th inning stretch.

Although much has changed since I was nine years old, some aspects of that ragtag church show have stuck with me all these years later. I still remember the pride I had when I made the character choice to kneel on my right knee instead of my left. I remember how empowered I felt when I hit the high note during the outfield song. I remember how accomplished the standing ovation made me feel at the end of the show.

It is for these reasons that I am thrilled to join the Paramount team and the Literacy to Life program.  I want to give every student that we work with the pride, sense of accomplishment and empowerment that the creative arts gave me.

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