Some of my fondest memories from grade school came from classroom reading guests. Looking back, it really invigorated me to know that someone wanted to take time out of their busy day, come visit a classroom of rowdy kids, and spend time reading to them. I felt like I could offer children this same experience by reading to them and teaching them new things. Most of all, though, I wanted to encourage them to speak up and convey their knowledge and personal experiences as it pertained to any given book. I think when a student can share a personal experience that is relevant to the subject matter it helps build confidence and contributes to self-esteem. For these reasons, I wanted to volunteer at a Community School with United Way of Salt Lake and very much enjoyed it! I encourage any anyone to take the time to volunteer and read to a kid!