“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Today we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the National Education Association’s Read Across America day knowing that 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.
Helping our students succeed in school is our number one priority.
This year, City Year San José corps members reach over 500 students with some form of reading support either during the school day or in literacy centers as part of our after school program. Our corps members tutor a total of 305 students during class time at our five partner schools.
Whether it’s a one on one or small group tutoring session or an after school whole class literacy lesson, our corps members are dedicated to getting students excited about reading and invested in their own education.
If you want to make a difference in our students’ lives apply to serve with us next year at cityyear.org and/or donate here to help us purchase more books and resources for use during our literacy interventions.
-Amanda Liles, Literacy Project Leader CYSJ