Read Across America Day

Logo for Trident United Way's Read Across America Day

Join us for Trident United Way's 6th Annual Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 2nd!

Photo of volunteer reading to a group of students in a classroom. The students are sitting on the floor.

Volunteer to be a classroom reader! Volunteers will visit classrooms to share their love of reading with a book (or two) to students in Child Development through 3rd grade. This year, 10 schools throughout the Tri-County community are participating, providing the opportunity to read to over 150 classrooms.

Your reading will help inspire a future generation of readers. Volunteers can be as creative as they like using fun props, costumes, backdrops and more.Request to more information or to sign up through the link below.

Trident United Way's 5th Annual Read Across America Day

On Wednesday Trident United Way celebrated its 5th Annual Read Across America Day! 42 volunteers read to 900 students in 50 classrooms at 8 elementary schools throughout the Tri-County community, both in-person and virtually! Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers for sharing your love of reading with local students!

A volunteer wearing a bright yellow dress and green cardigan reads a book to a classroom. She is holding the book for the students to see the illustrations, and one student is looking closely at the illustrations A woman wearing a sparkly crown and a sash that says Miss Charleston Southern is virtually reading to students through a laptop. She holds up the book so the illustrations are visible on the camera, and is looking sideways at the book A volunteer reads to a classroom. The students sit quiet as the volunteer is sharing the illustrations from the book

Trident United Way's 4th Annual Read Across America Day

On Tuesday, March 2nd, 40 volunteers read virtually to students in 42 classrooms at Harleyville Elementary, Matilda Dunston Elementary, Newington Elementary, Pinehurst Elementary and Sanders Clyde Elementary. Volunteers found fun and unique ways to engage with the students while sharing their love of reading! Reading aloud to students can help them develop their literacy skills. With 52% of third graders in Tri-County region reading at grade level, there is a lot of opportunity to support Trident United Way’s work in education and share your love of reading with local students!   

Trident United Way's 3rd Annual Read Across America Day

A collage of photos - Five individuals pose for a photo in front of a colorful sign that says Welcome to our School. Four of the individuals are wearing blue LIVE UNITED shirts. Center photo a volunteer reads to students seated around a small circular table. The students are leaning out of their seats to get a closer look at the book illustrations. Third photo is a volunteer wearing a costume that makes her look like a yellow crayon. She is holding a book so the students can read the cover and see the cover art. One student has his hand raised.


On Friday, March 6, 102 volunteers visited 131 classrooms at 11 Title 1 local elementary schools to read to students in CD to 3rd grade as part of Read Across America Day. Thank you to all of the volunteers and participating schools!



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