Delray Reads Day is November 13, 2013! Will You Volunteer?

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Delray Reads Day is November 13, 2013!  Will You Volunteer?

The ability to read is critical to an individual’s growth and success throughout Readtheir life.  Delray Reads Day is designed to call attention to the importance of reading and of Delray’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

The Campaign for Grade Level Reading is our community’s call to action regarding early literacy.  It is part of a larger campaign by the National Civic League for Grade Level Reading.

It was learned that 55% of Kindergarten through Grade 3 students do not read on grade level.   In Title I schools, it drops to 29%!

It is crucial that we bring our children’s reading level up to the third grade, at a minimum.  It is said that this is the turning point where our children go from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn.”

Read to LearnWhen:  Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time:  8 am Breakfast (optional)

            9:30 am

Where: Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice at the Delray Full Service Center*  - for the Breakfast

301 SW 14th Avenue

Delray Beach





Participating Schools:  All public elementary schools in Delray Beach:   (Map of the Schools)

Banyan Creek

Morikami Park

Orchard View

Pine Grove


S.D. Spady

Village Academy

Not sure you’re needed?  Think about this…..

-14% of Adults in the US cannot read-

-32 million Adults in the US cannot read-

-63% of prison inmates cannot read-

-19% of high school graduates cannot read-


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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy,

Strongly needed group to get behind! Helping children read is crucial....I've always believed in helping children cross over the turning point to move from "Learning to read" to "Reading to learn." Thanks for getting the word out!

Oct 28, 2013 09:38 PM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

BARFF, I do hope this is successful, it is critical that these kids learn to read well, and comprehend.

Oct 28, 2013 10:17 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kathy - frightening statistics.   This is such an important topic that needs attention.  

Oct 28, 2013 10:31 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Reading programs are so important in all of our communities! I hope this program is most successful.

Oct 28, 2013 10:33 PM #4
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I love these programs, i used to volunteer when my daughter was in grade school, it was always so much fun and rewarding. 

Oct 28, 2013 11:21 PM #5
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

This is such a great event and I hope you get many many volunteers too!

Oct 28, 2013 11:56 PM #6
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

It's probably because of too much technology. Who else brings a book nowadays when you can have more than one book in a Kindle. The statistics is so alarming. Hope the event gets a lot of volunteers. Thanks for sharing Kathy.

Oct 29, 2013 01:33 AM #7
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
Kathy...what a great idea for Delray...I do that here in the Melbourne area...I love much fun for me.
Oct 29, 2013 05:12 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm doing my part right here at home....I've got some apps for Jack and Thomas on the ipad that are very helpful!

Oct 29, 2013 05:47 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- It's so important that people know how to read.  How in the world can anyone get through life if they cannot read. 

BARFF- after grad school, I had to give patients a test to see if they could read at the 3rd grade level.  If they couldn't they had to take the test via a tape recorder with someone reading the test to them. 

Michael- hard to believe that in this land of opportunity we have, there are so many people who cannot read. 

Roy- me too!!!

Scott- thank you for volunteering!

Kristin- I hope so as well. 

Patty- I agree.  How many children haven't been to a library!

Jeffrey- thank you for doing it.  Glad you enjoy it. 

Sharon- I bet they learn a lot from you!!!

Oct 29, 2013 06:47 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great program, I would definitely participate, I cannot go to sleep without reading,,,even when I am super sleepy, I manage a page or two.  A

Oct 29, 2013 03:56 PM #11
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