Next Door dad featured in WTMJ4 report

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Adriel McFarlane and his wife have three children who attend Next Door. Their son, Adriel Jr., is five and their twin girls, Kai and Kayley, are three.

WTMJ4 interviewed McFarlane about his love of reading with his children and how Next Door helps strengthen that precious experience through its literacy efforts like Books for Kids. For 30 years, Books for Kids has collected community book donations and distributed them for free to Next Door students and children in Milwaukee to help them build home libraries.

The story was in conjunction with a special literacy campaign the station led with its parent company fondation (Scripps Howard Foundation). Called “If You a Give a Child a Book,” the campaign raised funds from the community and from within the station to help Next Door buy books for Books for Kids.

We thank WTMJ4 for this heartwarming coverage and support of building childhood literacy in Milwaukee!