Local radio DJs read to students
When Mike and Steph visited, they read in Ms. Ashley Hummer’s classroom. They each read a story to the students, and then they read one together doing a variety of voices and sound effects. They brought balls, magnets and bookmarks for each of the students. It just so happened that one of the students was celebrating his birthday that day and Mike and Steph had announced it on the air that morning. Mike and Steph even stayed and enjoyed a birthday treat with the class.
These classroom visits are part of a large initiative called Lehigh Valley Reads, which is a collective impact campaign that supports, connects and mobilizes the community to ensure that all students in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas read on grade level by the end of third grade. Lehigh Valley Reads is powered by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and PBS39.