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Volunteer to read to a local class on Read Across America Day, March 2

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers and the Cedar Valley Jaycees are looking for volunteers to take part in a Read Across America event Friday, March 2.

Over 75 teachers in the area have signed up to have 1 or 2 volunteers come read to their students for 30 minutes during school that day.  A variety of time slots are available in multiple Waterloo, Evansdale and Cedar Falls schools. 

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is sponsoring this year's Cedar Valley Read Across America.  The event is celebrated nationally and is a project of the National Education Association.  It takes place on March 2 because that is Dr. Seuss's birthday.

"Read Across America began in 1998 as a way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Seuss by encouraging children to read. Since its creation, communities have embraced Read Across America and helped to turn it into the largest reading celebration in the nation," said Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa CEO, Katie Orlando.  "A child's ability to read has a direct effect on their future success. Reading with children helps increase their vocabulary and improves their reading fluency and comprehension."

To find more detailed information and sign-up, click here.  And you can visit the national website here.

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