On March 2, the National Education Association called for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.

About NEA's Read Across America

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its thirteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
NEA’s Read Across America Day takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.

Here in Nassau County, the program kicks of at the Boys & Girls Clubs and runs all summer long!

Locally, volunteers joined Club staff to read to members and lead reading games at Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County’s Miller Freedom Center and Fernandina Beach locations.

Literacy is a major initiative for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

For Read Across America, Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County hosted several volunteers at both Clubs who read to members and led them in reading games and other activities. Throughout the summer, volunteers from our local communities and businesses helped encourage Club members of all ages to get excited about reading.

 

"Kids are the future of our community!"



Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation
P.O. Box 16003 Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 | Phone: (904) 261-8666 | Fax: (904) 261-8168 | info@bgcnassau.org