INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 13, 2018) – In 2009, Latin students from North Central High School launched an event to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty. In their first year, they read aloud the entire Iliad. For nine years since, students have met for one Saturday in April to read aloud the entirety of one of the Greco-Roman epics at Kids Ink Bookstore. By doing this they raise over $1,000 each year for Shepherd Community Center to help break the cycle of poverty in Indianapolis.
On April 27 and 28, current North Central High School Latin students and alumni will join for the 10th anniversary of their first Reading The War On Poverty, and will read the Aeneid of Vergil, not in English translation, but in Latin. For ten years these high school students will have shared Classic literature with the community as a way to help those in need, and while they will not end the war on poverty in the tenth year as the Greek army famously conquered Troy after a decade of fighting, the goal is to advance the battle by raising $10,000. The Latin students at North Central High School have taken seriously the words of the philosopher Cicero and are using what they have learned for the common good. Will you do the same? Please visit www.gofundme.com/readingthewaronpoverty today and donate to help end the cycle of poverty in Indianapolis.
Who: North Central High School Latin Students
What: Reading Aeneid of Vergil (in Latin)
When: April 27 & 28
Where: Kids Ink Bookstore (5619 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208)
Why: To raise money for and bring awareness to poverty in Indianapolis. All proceeds benefit the Shepherd Community