VOLUNTEERS INSPIRE KIDS ON READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY 2018
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”– Dr. Seuss
There’s no doubt that leaders are readers and on Read Across America Day, United Way of Greater Los Angeles volunteers helped kids discover the joy of literacy and inspired a new generation!
Held annually in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, Read Across America Day is part of the National Education Association’s program to motivate children and teens to read. It’s also a great way to mobilize volunteers, tutors, and mentors to improve education and increase the high school graduation rate.
This year, we were joined by dozens of volunteers from all over L.A. County to read to children at schools throughout the city of Wilmington.
This opportunity was made possible by Valero, a long-time supporter of United Way and sponsor of our Read Across America Day program.
Missed this event? Don’t worry, you can still help! Buy a book through our Target Registry and it will be delivered to a school in need.
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