MARQUETTE — A communications class at Northern Michigan University is giving the students an opportunity to put on a fundraising event all by themselves. This year they are donating books to Father Marquette Elementary all while teaching them life skills that can help them in future careers.



“I try to give my students experiences understanding leadership, roll changes, conflict, decision making. All here in a academic setting, but then also outside in organizational communication structure and in educational environment, in non profit sectors. So they can see the ways that various groups function in various places,” said Sara Potter, Professor at Northern Michigan University.

One group of students is doing a dine to donate at Aubrees pizza where 15% of your bill will be donated for Kids Can Read Literacy Month at Father Marquette Elementary which will translate into more books. This will help encourage kids that reading is fun, all while getting them back to the basics.

“Reading is so important, it’s a building block with everything you do in life and I know as a college student, I kinda wish I read more. So were really excited to support such a good cause and get some books and some positive synergy back to Father Marquette,” said, Hannah Johnson, Sophomore at Northern Michigan University.

“In today’s day of age kids are all about iPhones, iPads, and kindles. There are so many other ways to read within using technology. New books get kids excited and putting new books into a library will get kids excited about reading and as excited I want them to be about reading,” added Laurel Paputa, Junior at Northern Michigan University.

The Dine to Donate fundraiser will be April 19th at Aubrees in downtown Marquette starting at 4 P.M.

For more information on the event click HERE.