On Friday, September 20, over 25,000 students in Rutherford County will have volunteer readers visiting their classroom for the 10th anniversary of “Reading in the Schools Day”.
The one-day literacy celebration was started in 2003 by Read To Succeed. On this day, volunteer readers are welcomed into the classrooms of each participating school. This year, forty-four schools will participate including Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools, private schools and preschools.
The purpose is not only to promote literacy but to enlist the support of community members in their local schools. Students are given the opportunity to see someone other than their teacher or parents demonstrating the importance of reading. Reading is not just a subject in school, it is the cornerstone of all learning. When a child begins to love to read, it becomes an outlet for their imagination.
Would you like to volunteer to read at a local school?
Please go to www.readtosucceed.org and click on “Reading in the Schools Day”. You will find an email link for the coordinator of each school listed. Simply click on their name and email the coordinator with your contact information and what time you are available to read.