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Miles Takes Part in 'Real Men Read'

Miles Takes Part in 'Real Men Read'

BATON ROUGE – LSU head football coach Les Miles dropped by Delmont Elementary on Friday to read to kindergarten and first-grade students as a part of Real Men Read.

Miles spent time reading “Martina the Beautiful Cockroach,” a book based on a Cuban folktale, as well as took part in the field day, an outdoor school fair for the children, during which he spent time interacting with children of all ages while the students took part in outdoor activities such as face painting and hula-hoop contests.

“I really enjoyed being there with the kids,” Miles said. “This program allows them to see how reading can help them and how important it is to us throughout our life. Seeing adults reading can spur that thought. I loved every aspect of today, and I enjoyed the challenge of reading the book with some Spanish as well.”

Real Men Read is program designed to show students that real men value education, encourage and improve literacy, provide mentoring opportunities and demonstrate the importance of student achievement and community partnerships.