Members of the 3rd grade Mentoring, Achievement, Community, or MAC Ambassadors program took a recent and meaningful field trip to the local South Euclid Lyndhurst Branch of the County Public Library to meet some very special individuals. More than a dozen of the SEL Schools students met with local African American authors, who spent time interacting with students and reading excerpts from their own books. The authors promoted the importance of education and reading and had very interesting conversations with the students. In fact, each 3rd grade student was able to take two books from the group of authors home with them. Special thank you to Annie Beck for helping to coordinate this field trip. The SEL Schools also extends its gratitude to the local African American authors who demonstrated the value of mentorship and encouragement for our students.