Culture & Art

Transforming Worlds

On Oct. 27, Jumpstart’s Read For The Record will have millions of adults reading the same book to young children to raise awareness for childhood literacy.
Text by Sandy Lindsey | May 16, 2018 | Culture & Art

For the 7th consecutive year, United Way of Miami-Dade will participate in Jumpstart’s vital Read For The Record campaign. This year, more than 70 United Way Young Leaders will read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach to toddler and preschool students at the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, through its Demonstration School, Educare Of Miami. The one-on-one reading event is designed to start the youngsters on the road to continued reading and learning beyond the classroom with interactive activities related to the book. This is just a small part of United Way’s focus on improving early literacy via its early education programs, parents and educator seminars and trainings, and the ReadingPals volunteer reader program;