Delray Reads Day 2013

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Delray Beach business and community members, educators and parents joined students in the city's elementary school classrooms to read together.

Delray Reads Day is a community-wide event designed to bring attention to Delray Beach’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading by bringing community leaders and residents into area schools to learn more about how they can help schools and students in the future. The grade-level reading campaign addresses three educational concerns: kindergarten readiness, school attendance, and summer learning. 

Delray Reads Day began at 8 a.m. with a breakfast hosted by Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice at the Delray Full Service Center, featuring keynote speaker Byron Garrett, chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance and former CEO of the National PTA, and the world-famous storyologists from Page Turner Adventures. After the breakfast, readers proceeded to their assigned schools and spent 30 minutes or so in a classroom, reading to and talking with students. 

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to read, to the elementary schools who allowed us to come into their schools, to the city officials who supported our efforts, and most of all, to the spirit of community that Delray Beach is all about!

Enjoy photos and video from Delray Reads Day 2012 and 2013 on our photo page and on our Facebook page