Readers Are Leaders
Each year as part of the national "Read Across America" event that celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss in March, United Way of Kenosha County organizes "Readers Are Leaders" to share the joy of reading with local elementary school students.
In 2013, the fifth year of the program, 200 local community members volunteered their time to read at 23 elementary schools across Kenosha County.
Testimonials from 2013 Readers Are Leaders Participants:
The UW-Parkside Men's Soccer team had a blast! The team really enjoyed reading to their class, and getting to answer some very well thought out questions by the kids. We even were able to play soccer with a few classes during their gym time. Our guys left the school with huge smiles, and excited for next years program. Just being our second year with this program, we can already tell this is going to be a long-living tradition for our team.
I'm a member of the League of Latin American Citizens, LULAC it was my first time participating in Kenosha. It was wonderful reading to students in Spanish. I wore the Cat and the hat outfit. You did a wonderful job and it was well worth the time I took off of work, thank you for providing this venue for us to share.
Once again it was a privilege to be a part of this program. Ms Chatman's class could not have been more receptive. I appreciate the opportunity every year to be asked to participate. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity to share with the kids.
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