is proud to be a Ben Carson Reading School!
Ben Carson's journey
toward success as a neurosurgeon began when his mother turned off the TV
and told her son that every week he would have to read two books and he
could only watch three TV programs. Dr. Carson faced many challenges
in his life including poverty, poor grades, and a violent temper.
But with hard work and his mother's encouragement and high expectations,
he went from the student everyone called "stupid" to the top of
Following Dr. Carson's
model and philosophy, the Ben Carson Reading Project at Wellwood
Elementary was developed to encourage students and families to use reading
and learning as tools for achievement.
The program is based on
Dr. Ben Carson's THINK BIG philosophy. Each letter of THINK BIG
stands for a different one of Dr. Carson's ideas for being a successful