The 2017 Motor City Read-A-Thon is an annual initiative hosted by Read to a Child that will bring people from all walks of life together to express the importance of reading aloud to children. Research shows that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading, a key factor for success in school, work, and life. When an adult reads aloud to a child, both parties have a joyful, rewarding experience that instills a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and enhances a child’s self-confidence. We invite community minded individuals to join us as we celebrate the joy of reading while also raising funds to support literacy growth in our schools.
Reading will take place at the following schools during the specified times:
- Southwest Detroit Community School (9am-10am) 4001 29Th St, Detroit, MI 48210
- Bow Elementary School (11am-12pm) 19801 Prevost Street, Detroit MI, 48235
- Herrington Elementary School (1pm-2pm) 541 Bay Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Please select a school choice during registration and a member of our staff will contact you within 45 days of the event with additional details.