Rich Sorro kids attend Warriors Read to Achieve event
Marcía Contreras (right) of Mission Housing arranged for residents from the Rich Sorro Apartments to be among the dozens of kids at the Warriors Reading Time Out
Warriors Read to Achieve Time Out brings the joy of reading to Mission Bay area children
On Wednesday, August 3, the Mission Bay branch of the San Francisco Public Library was the venue for a Warriors Read to Achieve Reading Time Out, sponsored by Ross Stores. The event supported the Summer Stride SF tipoff. Several Mission Housing residents from the Rich Sorro Apartments were among the dozens of kids who huddled around Warriors alumni player and team Community Ambassador Adonal Foyle to read aloud from his children’s book “Too-Tall Foyle Finds His Game” and other titles.
After the reading, Foyle led the students through the Warrior Read to Achieve pledge, which encourages kids to read every day and learn about new and interesting topics. Every student received a Read to Achieve t-shirt, and Ross Stores provided each a new book to enjoy at home.
The Warriors Read to Achieve Reading Program is a year-round child literacy program designed to help young people develop a life-long love for reading through read rallies and other exciting literacy activities. Elementary schools, public library systems and local youth agencies all partner with the Warriors on the program, which is sponsored by Ross Dress For Less.
Warriors players bring the joy of reading year-round to Bay Area children through monthly Reading Time Outs, Reading & Learning Centers and other exciting literacy activities. The Warriors’ highly acclaimed child literacy program expands each year and now reaches thousands throughout the Bay Area.
San Francisco Public Library plays an important role in the summer when schools are closed by providing safe spaces and learning activities for school-age kids. The library’s Summer Stride: Read. Create. Explore. program has encouraged more than 12,000 students to track their reading time, and to visit the library.