WEEK 49 OF ACTION – READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
“You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss
Millions of students nationwide and even around the world will pick up a book on Wednesday, March 2, for the 19th annual Read Across America Day in celebration of reading and in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It is an annual reading motivation and awareness program to help encourage every child in every community to celebrate reading.
Dr. Seuss had such a love of learning and by celebrating his birthday we send a clear message to children that reading is fun and important. We know the importance reading has on a child’s education. Children not reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of high school than proficient readers. In Palm Beach County, almost 40% of students entering 4th grade are unable to read at grade level.
So this week we not only will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss but we will also be celebrating Read Across America Day and show our commitment to raising a generation of eager learners and helping children’s education in our community.
Want to make a difference? Volunteer to read to children in our community at agencies such as The Literacy Coalition and Opportunity, Inc. Don’t wait! Read Across America Day, or any day, would be a great day to pledge to change a life through reading.
It’s Monday – Let’s DO THIS!
Please share with us how you made your week count. No, it doesn’t need to take place on Monday, Monday just gets us excited about what the week has to offer, what we (ourselves) have to offer.
- Follow us on:
- Look for the weekly theme on all of our social media throughout the day on Mondays
- Photograph, video, post, tweet about your experience
- Remember to tag @PBUnitedWay and use the weekly hashtags
We have an AWESOME community, let’s embrace it, make an impact – SO HELLO MONDAY, LET’S DO THIS!