Woodbridge Helps to Motivate Local Youth for National Young Readers Day

Education Support Specialist Jamie D. reads to a class of second graders.

On November 15, a group of volunteers from the Woodbridge Campus joined other local schools and businesses for National Young Readers Day. The goal of this event is to emphasize reading and to motivate young students to read by having role models read to them. Volunteer readers went to 38 elementary schools across Prince William County and read to more than 2,400 students. The group from the Woodbridge Campus read at Belmont Elementary School in Woodbridge, and included Assistant to the Business Manager Ash De Furia, Student Services Senior Secretary Barbara Eubank-Thurston, Education Support Specialist Jamie D., AC and Refrigeration faculty Chris Rhyne, Student Success Specialist Lessie Kauzlarich, Campus and Community Relations Specialist Heather Witmer and students Sadia Bashiruddin, Nathan Tabor, Tiffany Sutton and Olivia Hjelm. These volunteers read to 14 different classes ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade.