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Volunteers reading to kids in SW Michigan

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The weather Tuesday may put you in the mood to curl up with a good book, and that is just what thousands of kids in Southwest Michigan will be doing.

Nearly 350 volunteers are heading into classrooms to share their love of reading.  It's part of National Reading Month and is being organized by the United Way.

Students in Berrien and Cass Counties will hear stories read by local volunteers.  "It's amazing to see so many people get involved with this type of project, whether they're volunteering their time to read or advocating for the issue" says United Way President Anna Murphy.  "The single strongest indicator for success later in life is literacy and we are so excited that our community members are helping us spread the message of the importance of loving to read."

The United Way says early literacy is incredibly important to success later in life.  Their website says that "Statistically, two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare."

 

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