East Palo Alto preschoolers get a ‘jumpstart’ on reading with the help of Stanford students

SNOWY DAY_squareread2The HAAS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE is encouraging the Stanford community to join it on Thursday, Oct. 7, in a national literacy campaign called Read for the Record. The campaign is sponsored by Jumpstart, a national organization that links college students and community volunteers with preschool students. The goal of this year’s Read for the Record campaign is for individuals, families and educators to set another world record by creating the largest shared reading experience ever. This year’s book is The Snowy Day,by Ezra Jack Keats. Community members are invited to join members of Jumpstart East Palo Alto at Stanford as they read the book with hundreds of children in East Palo Alto. You also can join in the shared reading at home or donate funds to buy books for underserved children. For more information, visit the Haas Center’s Read for the Record website. Or contact ELIZABETH FIGUEREDO, the center’s Jumpstart program director.