Sunday, November 1, 2020

Happy NIRMM 2020

Happy National Inspirational Role Models Month (NIRMM)! This great cause for celebration is the NIRMV signature November special time. It is an annual opportunity to celebrate who inspires you. The 2020 theme is "Gaining Inspiration form Sports and the Spirit of Champions." NIRMM 2020 Historic Role Model is appropriately Olympic Champion Jessie Owens. Visit for more information about NIRMM. Enjoy the facts, trivia and fun activities there, too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

NIRMV Kids List Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to NIRMV Recommended Reading List Kids Edition! We deemed five years as a cause for celebration.Big thanks to Chair for List and Celebration Allean H. House. Kudos to list founders Shirley Berry and Darlene House.  Salute to sustaining supporters especially NIRMV Literacy Chair Erica Dean. Instead of eating cake, the NIRMV team delivered 21 books to kids throughout the country. The 2020 Recommended Reading List Kids Edition is posted at Read On!

Reading Rewards Stay-At-Home Party

On ARISE Detroit Neighborhoods Day, NIRMV held its first Reading Rewards Stay-At-Home Party. This August 1, 2020 event served as a great way to debut our 2020 Recommended Reading List Kids Edition. Our youngest participants were 4 years old. The oldest participants were 16 years old. Every participant received a kit with the list plus age-appropriate activity sheets and treats. Enthusiasm was evident and feedback was incredibly positive as shown in photos below. Special thanks to Allean H. House who served as chair for both the list and party. The efforts of team members Vice President James Hines, Treasurer Cynthia Hines and Youth Services Coordinator Jackie Butts were very much appreciated. We also salute the Deemettes of 54 for being the largest group of participants.