We’re just one week out from Read Across America—a celebration of reading in classrooms across the country. Here in Connecticut, CEA’s charitable arm, the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), will be bringing reading fun to students in Hamden Public Schools this year.
“We’re going to be working with first and second graders in Hamden,” CEA Vice President and CEF President Joslyn DeLancey told iHeart Media’s Renee DiNino in a recent interview. “We’ll be getting into the schools, doing read alouds, and providing students in the schools with brand new books that they get to select and take home.”
This year CEF is working with the Connecticut Sun who will bring both read alouds and a basketball clinic to students to highlight the important role that reading plays in the lives of athletes.
In addition to providing students with books to build a love of reading, CEF supports many other efforts to strengthen public schools including scholarships for young adults pursuing teaching careers and funding to provide students in need with basics such as clothing, food, medicine, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Find out more and donate here.
Listen to Joslyn DeLancey’s full interview with Renee DiNino below.