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Dr. Seuss Wants You...To Help With Read Across America Day

What's Read Across America Day?
Dr. Seuss shared the magic of reading with millions kids across generations. So it is only fitting that a national event to celebrate reading and literacy, Read Across America Day, should be marked with Dr. Seuss's birthday - Wednesday, March 2, 2011. In the US, one in every four children grows up not learning how to read. Read Across America Day, the nation's largest reading event, raises awareness about the importance of reading. And, it gives communities an opportunity to show the next generation the places they can go if they make reading a priority.

Tricia Swenson Participates In Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day in Eagle County is a project of the Youth Foundation. Vail Resorts Echo has partnered with the Youth Foundation to support programs that invest in the future of local Eagle County kids like their PowerHours and Community Coaches programs.
How Can I Volunteer?
Join the Youth Foundation and Vail Resorts Echo to celebrate the National Education Association's 14th annual Read Across America Day on March 2, 2011 during the Youth Foundation's PowerHours after school programs.

VR Echo and the Youth Foundation need community volunteers to make this event a success. Volunteers will spend a couple of hours reading to children, creating literacy-based art projects and celebrating Dr. Seuss's 107th birthday in after-school programs throughout the Eagle County school district.

Read Across America Day Reading and After School Projects:
  • Help ignite the imagination of a child through the pages of a book.
  • Activities include English and Spanish reading groups, art projects and Dr. Seuss's birthday party.
  • Shifts begin at 2:00 p.m. and start at 1-hour commitments.

    Where Can I Volunteer?
    To volunteer at Avon Elementary, Gypsum Elementary, June Creek Elementary or Meadow Mountain Elementary Schools email Heather or call her at 970-390-9513.

The Lodge at Vail's Book Drive
Every kids deserves a book of their own. Join employees at the The Lodge at Vail as they make sure local kids can take the magic of reading home.

The Lodge at Vail is collecting new or gently-used children's books for The Youth Foundation between now and Read Across America Day. Drop off your donated books at the Lodge at any point during the next few weeks! The Lodge at Vail is located at 174 E. Gore Creek Dr., Vail, CO 81657
You're never too old, too wacky or wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool or too hot
To pick up a book and share what you've got.
There are kids all around you, kids who will need
Someone who'll hug them, someone who'll read.

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