22 Salt Lake Area Schools Celebrated Read Across America Day 2022
This year’s Read Across America Day was a huge success. A generous match from Maverik helped the Young Leaders reach the goal of raising $20,000, and with more than 5,000 books donated in over 20 languages, we were able to support 22 schools in promoting literacy and a love of reading, including in-person events at 14 schools!
Activities included organizing a new multi-lingual library at Olene Walker Elementary, volunteering at Midvalley Elementary's first-ever book exchange, and participating in a discussion panel focused on equity within our community at Clayton Middle School.
Want to know more? Here’s a look at Read Across America Day by the Books:
- Number of Books Donated: 5,032
- Number of Volunteer Events: 14
- Number of Schools Served: 22
- Number of Volunteers: 150+
- Number of Volunteer Hours: ~200
- Number of Languages Represented in Books: 20+
Volunteer groups from five companies and organizations supported projects:
We had one of our most diverse years yet in terms of languages, with 23 represented in donated books:
And schools celebrated diverse cultures by reading that celebrated traditions, people, and names from around the world. Check out some of the books we read:
Take a look at some of the scenes from our Read Across America Day (and beyond) events: