Read to Me Program

The Read to Me program gives all third grade students an opportunity to serve in the community.

Each third grade class in the district visits local retirement community where students read to the residents. Students prepare by selecting favorite picture books and reading out loud to peers. During their visit, students are paired with a senior and they spend an hour reading and getting to know one another. The Read to Me field trip promotes connections between generations and gives students and seniors an opportunity to grow and learn.

Community Partners:

  • WDM Polk County Senior Center
  • Deerfield
  • Woodlands Creek
  • Edgewater
  • Walnut Ridge
  • The Reserve
  • The Lodge of Ashworth