Community Volunteers “Read United” In Madison County

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Greene Publishing, Inc.
Read United is a community volunteer effort, organized by a women’s leadership initiative of United Way of the Big Bend that strives to help children develop vital language skills while enriching lives and enhancing social skills. As a volunteer, Read United is a positive way to make an impact in the community, and this year in Madison over 200 books were distributed by 14 local volunteers to New Millennium Charter, Pinetta Elementary, Greenville Elementary, Lee Elementary and Madison Central Schools.
First grade students from the above schools enjoyed a break in their day as volunteers from the Madison County community went into classrooms, handing out books for students to take home. Volunteers also took time to read a chosen book to the class, creating student discussion as they read. Lynne Sapp, a first grade teacher at Lee Elementary, said her students were so excited to get new books that after going to recess “they read them on the teeter-totter!”
To find out more about the United Way of the Big Bend’s Read United or other early education efforts, contact them at or like them on Facebook.
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Rose Klein

Written by Rose Klein