Volunteers Needed: Broward Reads For The Record 2016

For the third year, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) has joined the JumpStart Read for the Record campaign. The aim of this campaign is to generate public support for high-quality early learning and put a spotlight on the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading.

Each year, one children’s book is chosen as the catalyst for Read for the Record. On Oct. 27, 2016, children and adults worldwide will take action by participating in the world’s largest shared reading experience. This year’s book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, written by Julia Sarcone-Roach, is a tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear’s journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights (Random House).

Locally, the CSC and Broward County Public Schools are coordinating Broward Reads for the Record. On Oct. 27, 2016 between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., volunteers are needed at area child care centers and elementary schools to read to 40,000 students in 500 VPK centers, 225 schools and 1,500 classrooms throughout Broward County.

When you sign up for this project, you will be asked to provide your best contact phone number and the city/geographic area that is convenient to your home or office. HandsOn Broward staff will then make the match to a school in need of readers, and will call you to confirm your school location and the school’s contact person you will meet that morning.

To volunteer, please register on the HandsOn Broward website.

The Children’s Services Council of Broward County is an independent taxing authority which was established by a public referendum on September 5, 2000, and reauthorized via referendum on November 4, 2014, which, through Public Act, Chapter 2000-461 of the laws of Florida, authorized the Council to levy up to 0.5 mills of property taxes. The role of the Council is to provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care. To learn more about programs and services the Children’s Services Council funds, please call (954) 377-1000.  

Above content provided by Children’s Services Council of Broward County.


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