Read Across Brooklyn’s mission is to inspire students to find the joy and fun in reading. Volunteer readers present engaging books to spark imaginative and curious discussions. This year-round initiative is aimed to motivate students to read, promote literacy, encourage creative thought, and share stories they can see themselves in.
World Read Aloud Day Recap
In honor of World Read Aloud Day, on February 3, volunteers from the Brooklyn Nets virtually stopped by ten classrooms at P.S. 40, George W. Carver School to read aloud and chat with the students from kindergarten through 5th grade!
2021 Read Across Brooklyn Recap
In celebration of Read Across America Day on March 2, staff from the Brooklyn Nets virtually stopped by P.S. 40, P.S. 147 and P.S. 297 to read to students. In addition to the virtual visits, Brooklyn Nets staff pre-recorded readings that have been shared with two community partners, United Way NYC and Brooklyn Community Services, to utilize in their literacy programs.
Previous Visits to Brooklyn Schools
In February 2020, Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs read two books and answered questions from 20 children in the afterschool program at P.S. 305. The kids, who ranged in age from 5 to 9 years old, enjoyed Corduroy and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and then asked Jarrett and Rodi questions about basketball and the books they had just read.