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Read Across America 2022

PEF volunteers and members of our partner organizations are invited to participate in “Read Across America” 2022! 

Readers will enter elementary classrooms virtually this year. All you need to do is have a favorite children’s book ready to share with your assigned class either via Google Classroom, Web Ex, or Zoom. There’s not need to download special apps. Instructions will be emailed to you prior to your assigned time.

Sign ups for 2022 are closed

This is a unique opportunity to become involved in our community schools and read to children in grades K – 5th.If you want to volunteer to read, please know this will require some flexibility on your part. While officially Read Across America Day is March 2, most PUSD elementary schools are participating based on individual school needs. Reading times are set up at the beginning of classes between 8:30 AM – Noon. Schools are holding their events on one day or every day of the week between Monday, February 28 – Friday, March 4.

We look forward to having you love of reading with the students of Pasadena Unified School District!


  • This is a virtual volunteer opportunity.
  • Spots are limited.
  • Plan on a 20 – 25 minute max window to connect with a remote classroom via Google and/or WebEx.
  • You can participate without a Google or WebEx account.
  • Have a favorite children’s book to read.
  • You will be assigned a specific time, date, classroom, teacher’s name, and PUSD school for your reading.

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    The Realtor Initiative is one of the many ways the Pasadena Educational Foundation helps to connect the resources of our community with our schools to create a vibrant and enriching educational experience for all public school children in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.