The Mitchell Auto Group closes the 2017 year with support for the reading advocacy organization, Read to a Child. This exceptional group is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to underserved children to create better opportunities for the child’s future.
Research shows that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading, a key factor for success in school, work, and life. When an adult reads aloud to a child, both parties have a joyful, rewarding experience that instills a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and enhances a child’s self-confidence. Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes more than 1,700 volunteer mentors from over 125 socially-minded organizations who read one-on-one to more than 1,300 at-risk elementary school students in Greater Hartford, Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami.
To learn more about Read to a Child, their national efforts, and the literacy events held right here in Connecticut, visit them online at readtoachild.org.