This week, schools across the nation will be participating in the National Education Associations’ Read Across America initiative. The program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are inclusive of everyone, according to their website.
In celebration of the Read Across America mission – and March being National Reading Month – United Way of Lancaster County organized reading events at schools across the county on March 3-4.
The organization has coordinated community participation in the initiative since 2016. Last year, United Way of Lancaster County recruited over 30 volunteers that read to over 2,000 students in nearly 100 classrooms across the county, according to their website.
This year, I was one of those volunteers, reading to second and third grade students at Clay Elementary in Ephrata School District. Our marketing team at Engle Printing & Publishing (our publishing company) also took some time to visit Luthercare For Kids – Marietta and read to their students.
“Kids who read, and who are read to, do better in school and help build great public schools,” United Way of Lancaster County says. “Taking time to read with a child is one of the most important lessons that parents can share with their children.”
For more information on Read Across America, click here.