Upper School Student and Club Garner Award

Parker junior Rohan Jain was recently recognized by Reach Out & Read Illinois for his work with Parker’s Community Research and Medicine (CRM) Club, which aims to better understand health conditions that impact a diverse range of communities by using research to formulate effective interventions.

Jain personally established a partnership with Reach Out & Read Illinois in 2017 and has been actively engaging the Parker community in its efforts through outreach and fundraising.

Reach Out & Read Illinois will formally recognize Jain
 and Parker’s CRM Club at the organization’s Third Annual Great Stories Awards fundraiser
on June 19.

Reach Out & Read Illinois is a local nonprofit that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Doctors that partner with Reach Out & Read put books in the hands of children at the earliest age and use these books as a tool for modeling good reading habits, promoting family bonding and encouraging early learning.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.