Aiming to break a world reading record is no easy feat. Jumpstart housed within Kean University has partnered with the 11th anniversary Read for the Record in hopes to break a world reading record.
Read for the Record is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to help address educational inequities. Read for the Record is part of the world's largest shared reading experience.
Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children as well as take action towards a change in early education. Join Jumpstart nation wide and register to read on Thursday, October 27, 2016. This year's campaign book is The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.
Kean Jumpstart will partake in a special event for Read for the Record. As they will be sending volunteers into classrooms to read to students, as well as engage them in a few fun activities related to the story.
"We will be partnering up with Connecticut Farms Elementary School [in Union] for the 11th anniversary for Read for the Record," said Aya Badawy, Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinator. "We currently have 34 volunteers signed up to help us serve 406 children...Students will have the chance to make a bear puppet, mosaic or write their own story about the bear's adventure."
Help Jumpstart break a world reading record on Thursday, October 27, 2016.