We hosted its second United We Read event on September 26th. More than 600 volunteers helped with the event, preparing materials and reading to students in 199 second grade classrooms in the nine Lubbock County school districts. Approximately 3,600 students participated in the event. Volunteers and students read Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey at the same time across all districts and participated in activities based on the book. The story encourages a positive self-image and the importance of being yourself. Every child went home with a copy of the book and a craft to go along with the story.
Sponsors of the event are Amerigroup, Atmos Energy, Betenbough Homes, Covenant Children’s, First United Bank, Scholastic Books, and United Supermarkets.