Summer Reading Matters . . . Tag, You’re It!
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Take the Pledge and Tag and Challenge 5 Friends
School is out but our work is not done. Summer learning matters. I have taken a pledge to read to at least 5 students this summer. Moreover, I challenge and tag 5 friends to do the same. Those tagged must challenge and tag 5 of their friends.
I tag community leaders Commissioner Sig Hutchinson, School Board Chairwoman Christine Kushner, Courtney Crowder, Shaw University President-Elect Tashni-Ann Dubroy, and Former Commissioner Dr. Yevonne Brannon. Facebook or tweet pictures of yourselves reading to kids and making a difference!
I campaigned on investing more in our children, and the Wake County Board of Commissioners passed a budget doing just that. Investing in our children yields an absolute return on investment. Just a few highlights include the following:
- We made a commitment to early childhood development. Now, 144 more children will have access to Pre-K this fall through Wake County SmartStart.
- We expanded Wake County’s universal school breakfast program because when our children eat a healthy breakfast, their academic performance improves and behavioral problems decrease.
- We supported Wake Tech, NC’s largest community college, in its mission to improve and enrich lives by meeting the lifelong education, training, and workforce development needs of our community.
Tag You're it - Take the Pledge
Sign up to read to kids here.