Muncie Reads is an exciting new program that seeks to pair volunteer readers with adopted classrooms to share their love of reading. Research tells us that reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade is a marker for future success. Muncie Reads models positive reading behaviors using community volunteers willing to share their love of reading.
With the advent of COVID-19 United Way and Muncie Community Schools have collaborated on new ways to keep opportunities that engage students and volunteers. Each class will have their own exclusive Muncie Reads volunteer, and accompanying playlist accessible to teachers, students and their families through this portal.
Additional resources are available from United Way here.
Get to know C.S. Hendershot:How would you describe a typical day to a friend?
Due to COVID-19, I haven't quite developed a typical day just yet. At the moment, my days are filled with learning. I'm learning about the organization, our work in each community, and how we accomplish our goals. I'm quickly discovering how we can best respond to crisis in order to meet the needs of our nonprofits serving struggling families.
What's the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?
Sitting on my porch, reading a book.
What slang or trend makes you feel old?
Even though I'm among the youngest of Millennials, I'm a bit of an old soul. I had to watch a video that taught me how to count out the popular floss dance.
What is something only your closest friends know about you?
I like to curate vintage photos and tell guests that they're family members. With the effects of COVID 19 effects on struggling families,
Ms. Arnold's class has also created an Amazon Wish List of their most needed supplies and support items.