"I learned to read at an early age and that allowed me to explore the world through the written word. I now have 10 grandchildren and have been able to help them practice and learn to read, we’ve read books that I read to their parents when they were the same age. Being able to read is an important skill, I hope from my reading that I create the same excitement that I’ve imparted to my children & grandchildren." - Michael Sydney
What is CY Reads?
CY Reads is an initiative to meaningfully engage students during the pandemic when they are really struggling with disengagement. City Year New Hampshire will bring together enriching content through selected books, diverse readers and exciting presentations, and multi-lingual recordings to help promote student engagement. The CY Reads experience creates a space where students can connect and find belonging alongside their peers, hear and read stories representative of their backgrounds, and grow in literacy skills. This virtual library of read-aloud videos for grades 3 to 6 will be used in extended learning time to enhance student connection to learning. The read-aloud videos will be facilitated by City Year AmeriCorps members who already have existing relationships and have been supporting student engagement and learning since the beginning of the school year.