Read Across America ’17
United Way of Kern County volunteers joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
“We hope to instill a love for books in children by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday,” said Rachel Hoetker, UWKC’s Early Childhood Development Program Manager. She continued, “Taking the time to read to a child, and making it fun, is a great investment in that child’s success.”
Each year, to honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, UWKC partners with Kern County-based preschools to provide guest readers in their classrooms.