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Jordan Henderson, a junior guard on the Canisius men’s basketball team, is one of 11 student-athletes and head coaches from MAAC-member schools to take part in the first wave of the “MAAC Time Out for Black Lives” reading initiative.

The “Time Out for Black Lives” reading program aims to inspire and educate youth, athletes, families and fans. The program has an interactive website where coaches and student-athletes from MAAC basketball programs volunteer their time and resources to read children’s books in entertaining videos, all focusing on black culture, history, music and myths. The program is part of the MAAC’s United for Justice campaign that was introduced over the summer.

“I am excited to be a part of the MAAC’s Time Out for Black Lives reading program,” Henderson said. “This program is a fun way to help children learn about the importance of reading and I’m honored to be one of the student-athletes chosen to help share that message, while also sharing the important message of African American culture.”

To watch Henderson read the book “Cool Cuts”, written and illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe, click here.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate director for communications, Athletics