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We are a volunteer group reading African American books t elementary school children in the Southern Tier of New York State.
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Become a Volunteer Reader!

Our volunteer readers are primarily from Corning Incorporated and the Corning Museum of Glass, but we are expanding. We are diverse. We like making a difference in the lives of children. The experience enriches our lives.

We are seeking more volunteers! The program is growing larger every year with more schools asking to be included. We provide our volunteers with books and lessons plans. We also provide orientation training (an hour session) to new volunteers to help prepare them. They go to a school of their choice and read for two 30-minute sessions.

 

It is fun!  You ask the kids questions like "Why is it important to be kind?" "Do you think it's important to be a good citizen?"  The responses you get will often warm your heart.  Please consider joining our force of volunteers as we bring African American history to the schools and help to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month in the communities in which we live and work.

We ar a volunteer group reading African American books to elementary school children in the Souther Tier of New York State.

Latest News

We had a very successful 2023 program! In the 11th year of the program, 99 volunteers read in 436 classrooms and connected with over 7850 students in 23 schools in 436 classrooms throughout the Southern Tier of NY.

Our Mission

Make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month in the communities in which we live and work.



The Program

We are registered as part of the National African American Read-In sponsored by the National Council of English Teachers to foster and promote reading in the elementary schools.

 

The Volunteer Team
We are diverse!  The volunteer team is currently made up of employees of Corning Incorporated and the Corning Museum of Glass, but we are expanding to include volunteers from the larger Southern Tier community.

Our Sponsors

We are supported and funded by the Black Growth Council (BGC) of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering (MTE) of Corning Incorporated.

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