Berston Field House has been a staple of community outreach for Flint residents since 1923. From after school programs, and art, to dance, and athletics, Berston Field house has been a place of trust. Families have a place to gather and expand their sense of community.
When Berston Field House Executive Director Bryant Nolan brought the idea, and plans for a family literacy center to The Hagerman Foundation, it just made sense. A literacy center at Berston Field House gives residents one more reason to visit this historic center.
Berston is a place where Olympic athletes have been transformed and now they want to help transform the literacy deficiencies of the surrounding community. Literacy deficiencies can be multi-generational and the Friends of Berston Field House want to help those that are affected by this. If a parent is not capable of assisting their child in the home due to their own literacy deficiencies, there is a break down. A Family Literacy Classroom will allow both parent and child an opportunity to develop their literacy.
The Hagerman Foundation strives to empower families and future generations. “We believe a family literacy classroom at Berston Field House is a win-win for people of all ages, the community, and Berston. We are honored to be a part of this and look forward to its completion, “said Phil Hagerman, president of The Hagerman Foundation.