Read to Me encourages everyone to play a part in reading aloud to children whether you are a parent or grandparent, sibling or neighbor, educator or friend. Research shows that reading aloud to children improves language, literacy and academic outcomes.
Currently, over 2,200 union performers volunteer as SAG Foundation BookPALS and read to over 60,000 children in classrooms, hospitals, libraries and social service agencies every month in 35 cities and towns nationwide including Los Angeles and New York.
“It’s important to help our children explore the world through literature. It enhances their lives, empowers them and prepares them for a brighter future. Our goal is to inspire children to connect more fully to reading and create a strong bond outside of the classroom,” states Wendy Alane Adams, CEO & Founder of the Rise Up Foundation.
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