Lacey Reaves – August 1, 2023

In West Greenville, Inez Morris has dedicated her past two summers to enhancing the literacy skills of children in her neighborhood. Known as “Ms. Inez,” she was a former educator and ran her own school in Georgia. Although Morris didn’t always have a passion for reading, it was thanks to her school librarian, Mrs. Bolden, that she developed one. Morris now understands the significance of promoting literacy to children who are excessively reliant on technology. In her community, many students are introduced to chrome books, but not physical books, which negatively affects their reading comprehension.

Morris’s story time program instills a love for reading in children and encourages them to explore new worlds through books. She started her reading club by spreading the word on social media and was able to collect a rocking chair, donated by a community member. Morris’s program also received snacks and other contributions from the community, demonstrating support throughout the summer. Morris is a committed community leader and serves on various philanthropic boards. She is a long-time Homes of Hope client and a fervent advocate for the West Greenville community. Her objective is to enhance literacy among young people and expose them to new ideas. She believes that this is a community effort and wants to make a positive impact on the community.

If you are interested in learning more, please email Inez Morris at Congratulations to Ms. Inez on another successful summer of helping young scholars grow!