Reading to Kids News
October 19, 2004
"College Spirit Day" at November Reading Clubs
Last year, the Bruins dominated our first-ever College Spirit Day competition
with 65 UCLA-loving volunteers in attendance!
November is college football rivalry month, and in the spirit of
healthy rivalries (including the big one between UCLA and USC),
the theme of the November reading clubs will be "College Spirit Day."
Students and alumni are encouraged to wear their
school's (or their
favorite school's) t-shirts or sweatshirts. The school represented by the
most volunteers will be crowned the grand champion of the 2004 Reading to Kids
college face-off and earn bragging rights for the year.
But most importantly, the kids will see the volunteers' school pride
and the value of a college education.
For most of the kids who attend the reading clubs, if they go
to college, they will be the first in their families to do so.
According to the teachers and administrators at the schools, the kids
who begin thinking about college early on are more likely to end up there. Exposure to college students and college alumni is a great way to get the kids
thinking about their academic futures. So, show your school pride and
make a positive impact that may last a lifetime!
If you have any questions regarding College Spirit Day, please feel free
to contact Maryanna Abdo at the Reading to Kids
office at (310) 479-7455 or by e-mail at