Throughout the month of March we celebrated Read Aloud Month at 9 HISD schools with 774 1st and 2nd grade students. Read Aloud Month is a national campaign focused on spending just 15 minutes a day reading to or with a child, helping to bridge a “30 Million Word Gap” between low and higher-income children by the time they reach age 4. To help close this gap, 48 of our volunteers read aloud to 37 classrooms for 30 minutes/week for a total of 4,200 minutes!
As we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month in April, we would also like to thank 200+ dedicated volunteers who are helping to ensure our kids succeed. They have already contributed over 900 service hours this school year!
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Ashley Danna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Special thanks to the following Read Aloud Month sponsors for providing funding to purchase the students’ books: Ascension Episcopal Church, Scott Bayley, Tom Fitzpatrick, Paula McHam, and SCF Partners.