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TTC Students Join Worldwide Effort to Read for the Record 2013
10/23/2013 12:27:38 PM

TTC student Barbara K. Hughes reads to a group of preschoolers at Magic Kingdom Childcare Development Center last week for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign

Trident Technical College students, faculty and staff in the college’s Division of Community, Family and Child Studies participated locally in Jumpstart’s worldwide Read for the Record campaign earlier this month by reading to children throughout the tri-county area.

To promote childhood literacy by reading to preschoolers, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign organizes adults and children worldwide to read the same book on the same day, with the goal of breaking the record set the previous year. This year’s book was Otis, by Loren Long.

Last year, more than 2.5 million students were read to around the world, including more than 2,000 by TTC students and staff. This year, students and staff read to approximately 1,864 children at locations throughout Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties and will continue to read to students throughout the month. Worldwide results for the 2013 campaign will be available at the end of October.

The college’s EDC 101 class, along with TTC’s campaign organizer and professor Jennye Grundy, read Otis to preschoolers at Magic Kingdom Childcare Development Center near Main Campus; afterwards engaging them in related learning activities.

The visit kicked off TTC’s participation in the Read for the Record campaign that was officially held nationwide on Thursday, Oct. 3.

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