Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond Hill gave their time on Jan. 21 to read to students at McAllister Elementary School and Richmond Hill Primary School to recognize the inaugural ‘Kiwanis Read Across Georgia Day.’
Research shows that reading aloud is the single most important thing anyone can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning. However, only 48% of young children in this country read each day.
Recognizing the importance of literacy, Kiwanis Clubs across Georgia partnered with local schools to ‘Read Across Georgia’ in celebration of Kiwanis’ 105th anniversary.
“Our club is honored to participate in the first ‘Kiwanis Read Across Georgia Day’ and we’re grateful to McAllister Elementary and Richmond Hill Primary School for having us,” said Kiwanis Club of Richmond Hill President Megan Myrick. “We would also like to give a huge shout-out to Dr. Rick Townsend who led the effort to create this initiative and has supported our club since we began in June 2019.”
The Kiwanis mission is to empower communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. The organization’s vision is to be a positive influence in communities worldwide – so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.
The Kiwanis Club of Richmond Hill meets at noon on Tuesdays bi-monthly at the Richmond Hill City Center. To learn more about the club, ‘like’ @RichmondHillKiwanis on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.