Read Across Kenosha Event

United Way of Kenosha County is excited to reintroduce Read Across Kenosha. The 12th Annual event is taking place on Wednesday, March 2 in conjunction with National Education Association's Read Across America. This year’s event is reimagined to be just as exciting and as safe as possible. Local leaders, businesses and organizations will engage with more than 260 kindergarten through third grade classrooms through pre-recorded and live virtual readings.

Here's a sneak peek at our reading recording session with Mayor Antaramian.

The Local Leaders

UWKC invited local leaders, businesses and organizations to participate in the event via prerecorded or live virtual readings. Guest readers include Mayor Antaramian, Yolanda Adams: KUSD school board president, Bryan Albrecht: president of Gateway Technical College, Debbie Ford: chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Beth Heidorn: executive director of Racine Zoo, students from Kenosha Literacy Council, and more, as well as special guests from Kenosha Kingfish and Culver’s.

The Books

The book selection features diverse authors and titles, guided by National Education Association’s recommendations for Read Across America, that encompass a wide range of everyday lessons and heart-warming stories. Titles include Families Belong by Dan Saks, Saturday by Oge Mora, Change Sings by Amanda Gorman and many more.

Stay tuned for a complete list of readers and titles and how you can tune in to the fun.

Support Read Across Kenosha

We are asking for your help. Make a gift to our Read Across Kenosha fundraiser to help us provide all 260+ classrooms with one of the books being read. A ten dollar donation will put a book in the hands of students and will also support United Way’s ongoing education programs. Thank you in advance for your support of this community literacy initiative!

Thank you to our event partners and sponsors!

Our Partners:
kusd    kcm bhb


Our Sponsors:
gateway     uwp lmipackaging