The White House & U.S. Dept. of Education, Summer Reading Day of Action - July 29th
Friday, July 24, 2015
Posted by: Tyler Mattingly
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education are holding a day of action on Wednesday, July 29th to raise awareness about the importance of reading where you are over the remaining days and weeks of summer before school starts.
This day of action, Read Where You Are, encourages everyone to read with the young people in their life and in their community. On this important day, participate on social media, read, and share photos using #ReadWhereYouAre.
Research shows that young people who do not read over the summer fall behind their peers. This is especially true for children from low-income communities. This is directly connected to the achievement gap that can continue to persist. The good news is this is entirely preventable. Reading is powerful and helps students stay sharp and ready to learn.
You can make a difference, read, and tell others to read on July 29. Here’s how:
1. Spread the word: Tweet, retweet, post, snap, ‘gram and chat. The White House and the U.S. Department of Education will share some of the messages for this day of action for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to use #ReadWhereYouAre.
2. Read Where You Are: read to the young people in your life and in your community. Take a picture and share it through social media.
3. Learn More, Read More: visit www.ed.gov/readwhereyouare to learn more about other ways to keep reading and learning happening throughout the summer.