Homecoming Pro Humanitate Project

Bring a kid’s book and support Freedom School at Wake Forest University. Freedom School is designed to strengthen the reading skills of elementary and middle-school students. This year, choose from award-winning titles to help our youngest community members build a world-class book collection. Please see the wish list to the right.

A collection center will be located at Homecoming Welcome Center in the Reynolda Hall Green Room on Friday, September 20th. On Saturday, during Festival on the Quad, look for the collection center staffed by students and the Wake Forest Department of Education.  #GoodWearsBlack

Additionally, we’ve set up a wish list with Winston-Salem’s Bookmarks, a literary education nonprofit organization and independent bookstore. Books purchased from the wish list will automatically be mailed to Wake Forest.

The Homecoming Pro Humanitate Project is a function of the Skip Prosser Literacy Program. This program, named after former Wake Forest men’s basketball coach Skip Prosser, was established in 2009 to encourage reading among elementary school students in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Encompassing various programs and activities that involve Wake Forest undergraduate students and student-athletes, the program seeks to inspire literacy, foster connection, promote community, and empower leaders.

The Skip Prosser Literacy Program is a collaboration between WFU Department of Education, WFU Athletics, and WFU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee with support from WFU Office of Civic and Community Engagement, ZSR Library, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and BookmarksNC. To learn more about the Skip Prosser Literacy Program, view its website at https://skipprosserliteracy.wfu.edu/

Questions about the Homecoming Pro Humanitate Project? Contact John Champlin (’06, MBA ’15) at chamjj@wfu.edu.

Homecoming 2024 Book List

Linked above is a curated wish list of books that will be particularly helpful to Freedom School and the students who attend it. All donated books will find a good home with Freedom School or in the Department of Education’s library.

Can’t attend Homecoming? We’ve partnered with Bookmarks, our local literary arts nonprofit, so that alumni can purchase a book to donate and have it delivered right to Mother So Dear. Pro Humanitate made easy!