At 11:11 a.m. on Nov.11, 2011, students throughout Dallas ISD will spend 11 minutes of their day reading a book, magazine, or other printed publication.
With an emphasis on literacy, we are recruiting as many as 1,111 volunteers to join students on that day for 11 minutes of reading. On 11-11-11, at 11:11 a.m., district staff and high school students will join a host of volunteers from the business community, service organizations and others to read with and to elementary students throughout the district.
11.11.11, a literacy campaign I conceived, is part of Dallas Reads!, a larger city-wide initiative to encourage everyone to read. Through Dallas Reads! the district is joining forces with the City of Dallas, local organizations and businesses, and parents and community members to emphasize the power of literacy.
Students who read are infinitely better prepared for life and personal success than those who do not. On 11.11.11, Dallas ISD students and adults alike will be reminded of the importance of literacy to our lives. Click on the link below to begin the process of signing up to volunteer to read to elementary school students in Dallas on 11.11.11.
Encourage your colleagues, family and friends to join us. Register now. We’ll see you Friday, 11-11-11 at a school near you. Students will be waiting for you.