Read Across America 2017

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  • By Sean Dath
  • 452 AMW/PA

Started in 1997 by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for children in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.


According to the NEA, motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school and local area schools are looking for volunteers to participate in events from March 1-3.


This event is ideal if you're busy but would like to make an impact in helping a child develop a love of reading. Available times vary among the schools, note the different dates and times available below.


Please reply to if interested.


Schools & dates/time:

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Location: Enchanted Hills Elementary School

Address: 1357 Mount Baldy Street, Perris, CA 92570

Hours: 0830-1000


Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Location: Rivera Elementary School

Address: 20440 Red Poppy Ln, Riverside, CA 92508

Hours: 0815-1000


Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Location: Mead Valley Elementary School

Address: 21100 Oleander Avenue, Perris, CA 92570

Hours: 0830-1200 (half hour or hour increments)


Date: Thursday, March 2, 2016

Location: Seneca Elementary School

Address: 11615 Wordsworth Road, Moreno Valley, CA 92557

Hours: 0830 -1000


Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Location: John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Address: 19125 Schoolhouse Ln, Riverside, CA 92508

Hours: 0900-1300 (pick any timeframe between those hours)


Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Location: Hyatt Elementary School

Address: 400 E Shaver St, San Jacinto, CA 92583

Hours: 0830-1030