Second grade students across the district participated in the Lubbock Area United Way’s first ever United We Read event. Students listened to volunteers read “The Little Red Fort” by Brenda Maier. Volunteers from the Frenship ISD Board of Trustees, Frenship ISD administrative team, and the greater Frenship community volunteered to read the book to students. After the story was read, students received a book and completed a craft project based on the book.
Frenship ISD was not the only school district to enjoy the program. Across the south plains, over 3,500 students from 190 area schools participated in the event.
Fox34 reported that Community Impact Director Ashley Ammons explained, “From ages 0-8 children are learning to read. At age 9, children begin reading to learn. That’s why it’s important that all of our children are grade level readers by 3rd grade. Our hope is that United We Read encourages parents to read to and with their children.”
See photos of Frenship students participating in United We Read below: