Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland                                                                                           


Date:  Monday, February 3, 2020                                                                       

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  


contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary


Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland to Visit Local Schools for Reading Tour during Black History Month



(CHESTER, PA) – Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland will visit local schools in the city of Chester every Tuesday during Black History Month to read to students.


This is the second consecutive year Mayor Kirkland has chosen to read to students during the month of February. Each reading session the mayor will select a book that celebrates African American history and/or culture. “It’s important that we spend time with our children reading and having them read to us,” said Mayor Kirkland. “Since it is Black History Month, I am choosing to pick books that highlight the accomplishments of African Americans. However, outside of this month, we as adults and leaders need to make sure we are engaging with our young people and teaching them fundamental skills, like reading.”


WHO:  Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland

WHAT:  Will visit local schools in Chester to read books to the students during Black History Month 



1.      Tuesday – February 4, 2020: Chester Community Charter School

                                                  (East Campus)

                                                  214 E. 5th Street

                                                  Chester, PA 19013


2.      Tuesday –  February 11, 2020: Stetser Elementary School 

                                                                          808 E. 17th Street 

                                                                       Chester, PA 19013


3.      Tuesday – February 18, 2020: Main Street Elementary School

                                                          704 Main Street

                                                          Upland, PA 19015


4.      Tuesday – February 25, 2020: Chester-Upland School of the Arts (CUSA)

                                                                         501 W. 9th Street

                                                                      Chester, PA 19013


TIME: 10:00am (all days)