Meadowlands Area YMCA Shines Light on Literacy during Read Across the Globe Event

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Read Across The Globe North Arlington,NJ – On Monday, October 19, the Meadowlands Area YMCA will host a volunteer reading event supporting Read Across the Globe, an initiative that brings the power of volunteers together to impact literacy in our communities. Read Across the Globe is a one-day reading event that aims to raise awareness of the worldwide literacy crisis. Working with volunteers, educators and partners in every time zone, the Y and other participating organizations will read to children around the globe to shine a light on literacy. Read Across the Globe is an initiative created by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. During the event, the Meadowlands Area YMCA will read to the Preschool/Daycare from North Arlington/NJ.
WHO: Meadowlands Area YMCA: Chonita Floyd-Sasso, Senior Marketing Director and Joe Min, COO
WHAT: Read Across the Globe
WHEN: Monday, October 19, 2015 at 10:30am
WHERE: 436 Ridge Road, North Arlington, NJ
WHY: The Y, as a leader in youth development and social responsibility, understands that literacy is the key to a bright future.
“The Meadowlands Area YMCA is proud to support and participate in Read Across the Globe,” said Ellen Daly, Daycare Director. “As a volunteer-driven organization commtted to strengthening our community, we are invested in developing youth from cradle to career and learning to read proficiently is a key component of success in school and in life.” Children’s exposure to language—talking, singing, or reading—from infancy to age 3 is a strong predictor of their ability to read fluently by 3rd grade. Children who are not reading proficiently by 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. 201202YUSA1028_download_3
About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y's engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.  About Read Across the Globe: Read Across the Globe is a historic reading event that will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 to raise awareness of the worldwide literacy crisis.  It is being organized by Points of Light, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, Volunteer Houston, Deloitte as a national sponsor and Jumpstart (Read for the Record) as the national nonprofit partner. For more information visit


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