Marietta Reads! Celebrates 12 Years of Promoting Literacy
Thirty Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Marietta visited all seven elementary schools in the Marietta City School system recently to read a book to all 37 second-grade classes as part of a 12-year Club partnership with the MCS Marietta Reads! program. The club reads to the second graders twice each year - in the Fall and Spring. This wonderful service project provides the opportunity for our members to serve as role models to the students and also supports Rotary International’s commitment to basic education and literacy.
Marietta Rotarians read many interesting stories to the children this Fall, including Pretty Samba, The 13 Nights of Halloween, The Relatives Came and many others. The students are always very excited and inquisitive when we read to them. We often experience other great benefits – several high fives and hugs from the children, which really
makes your day. When that happens, you know you are doing something worthwhile. Rotarians once again demonstrated why it is so important to participate in this project – to promote reading as part of a lifelong learning journey and to show that we care about our children’s education.
Posted by Dale Covington
December 5, 2017