Gertrude Walker Elementary School will hold a graduation ceremony Monday for the six families that completed the Kansas Reading Roadmap LIFE program.

The ceremony will be at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium, 805 Fair St.

Kansas Reading Roadmap’s Literacy Integrated Family Engagement program, or LIFE, facilitates emotional and academic experiences aimed at deepening children’s relationships with their parents, increasing their reading skills and supporting a culture of literacy at home.

Meeting one night a week for eight weeks, parents and children share a meal and take part in parenting skills training, child-led playtime, parent-led read aloud time and a parent support group to model positive parenting behaviors and facilitate family interactions.

In addition to GWES, the LIFE and Kansas Reading Roadmap program is present in Abe Hubert, Buffalo Jones, Florence Wilson and Victor Ornelas elementary schools in USD 457.