YMCA of Coastal Georgia celebrates reading day

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The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has a goal to curve summer learning loss by celebrating its first ever ‘Reading Day’.

The organization is welcoming local community leaders and YMCA members to read a childhood favorite book aloud to summer campers.

Guest readers include state representatives and local mayors from the Coastal Empire. 

According to a study from the Rand Corporation, the average summer learning loss for low-income students is equal to an average of two months of reading skills. 

Students enrolled at the YMCA get a minimum of 20 logged minutes of reading every day and other activities that support the organization’s targeted effort. 

“We really want to focus on the work that all of our students are doing to hop that achievement gap in the summer and be engaged. We want them to be active the summer and still learn during those crucial summer months before school,” said Hillary Bradbury with the YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

See locations, readers and times below:

HABERSHAM YMCA
  
Roger Moss
Savannah Children’s Choir
9:30 AM
Daniel Mackerty
Savannah Bananas
10:00 AM
Debbie Wyatt
YMCA Member
10:30 AM
Casey Herrington
Huntington’s Disease Global Ecosystem Map
10:30 AM
Don Roberts
YMCA Member
10:30 AM
Rose Har
YMCA Member
11:00 AM
Carmen Young
YMCA Member
11:00 AM
Cindy Goldberg
YMCA Member
11:00 AM
   
EFFINGHAM YMCA
  
City of Rincon Emplyee
City of Rincon
9:00 AM
Robert Grant
School Board Member
9:20 AM
Yancy Ford
Assistant Superintedent, Effingham County Schools
9:40 AM
Bill Hitchens
State Representative
10:00 AM
   
TYBEE ISLAND YMCA
  
Ellen Fulkerson
YMCA Member
3:30 PM
Shawn Gillen
City Manager, Tybee Island
4:00 PM
Ryan Walker
Tybee YMCA Membership Director
4:30 PM
   
STATESBORO YMCA
  
Steve Weech
YMCA Board Member
1:00 PM
Walter Gibson
Bulloch County Commissioner
1:00 PM
Joel Smoker
CEO, YMCA of Coastal Georgia
1:20 PM
Cicely Sikes
Georgia Power
1:20 PM
Randy Wetmore
Statesboro City Manager
1:40 PM
Tormenta FC
Players
2:00 PM
GSU BUILD Participants
Georgia Southern University
2:00 PM
GSU BUILD Participants
Georgia Southern University
2:20 PM
GSU BUILD Participants
Georgia Southern University
2:40 PM
   
ISLANDS FAMILY YMCA
  
Sharnette Dunn
YMCA Member
1:00 PM
Sharnette’s Son
YMCA Member
1:30 PM
Kyle Garrison
YMCA Member
2:00 PM
Jacqui Overholt
YMCA Fitness Director
2:40 PM
   
WEST CHATHAM YMCA
  
Jessica Belekevich
YMCA Parent
9:00 AM
Simon Phillips
ProRenovations
9:00 AM
Gina Casagrande
VP, YMCA of Coastal Georgia
10:00 AM
Srgt. Fuller
US Army
11:00 AM
   
RICHMOND HILL YMCA
  
Raymond Maliah
1:00 PM

 

Lauryn Maliah
1:20 PM
 
Caryn Thorton
1:40 PM
 
Cesar Arocha
2:00 PM
 
Adam Linder
2:20 PM
 
Trent Meyers
2:40 PM
 
Bailey Crawford
3:00 PM
 
   
LIBERTY COUNTY YMCA
  
Donald Lovette
County Commisioner
9:00 AM
Carla Schreihofer
VIP Office Supplies
9:20 AM
Tabitha Hill
VIP Office Supplies
9:40 AM
April
VIP Office Supplies
10:00 AM
Jack Standard
Rotary Club President
10:20 AM
Vicky Nelson
3rd District City Commissioner
11:00 AM
   
GOLDEN ISLES/ MCINTOSH YMCA
 
Mermaid Jessica
YMCA Aquatics
9:30 AM
Nurse Trinia
Southeat Georgia Health System
10:00 AM
Becky Derrick
Friend of the YMCA
10:00
Firefighter
Glynn County Fire Department
10:30 AM
Lifeguard Claire
YMCA Aquatics
2:00 PM
Firefighter
Glynn County Fire Department
2:15 PM
Viriginia Brown
United Way
2:30 PM
Eva Crone Reisse
YMCA Member
2:30 PM
Shari Clifton
YMCA Member
2:45 PM
Deborah Brown
YMCA Board Member
3:00 PM
 

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