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Skycrest students read Dr. Seuss books with Intel volunteers

Intel volunteer reading to Skycrest students As part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative, Skycrest Elementary School students and staff were able to enjoy a special day of reading focused around everyone’s favorite author-- Dr. Seuss.

Read Across America is an annual motivation initiative that takes place during the month of March in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2). Largely, this initiative encourages reading motivation and awareness in students across the nation.

The generous, local volunteers from Intel spent their morning discussing the importance of reading with Skycrest students and its positive effects on all stages of education. In coordination with the Dr. Seuss-themed campaign, students enjoyed a story titled, “There’s No Place like Space,” starring the Cat in the Hat.

Skycrest students were eager to hear from the Intel employees about reading in their lives and thoroughly enjoyed being able to talk about their favorite books.

The San Juan Unified School District’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team helped to schedule this event for Skycrest students and knew that creating positive memories with reading would impact the students’ education for years to come.

Natalia Aguirre, community engagement specialist with FACE, explains how this opportunity was beneficial to some of San Juan Unified’s youngest readers.

“This partnership is important to our students because they have the opportunity to interact with our local community members in a reading activity that excites and engages them,” said Aguirre. “They also have an opportunity to learn about the professions within Intel and see people in these roles.”

Skycrest is one of many San Juan Unified schools participating in Read Across America and encouraging students to add reading to their education every day.

To learn more about Read Across America, click here.