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Read Across Pasadena 2021

PEF volunteers and members of our partner organizations are invited to participate in “Read Across Pasadena” 2021!


This is a unique opportunity to become involved in our community schools and read to elementary-aged children. It’s important share a love of reading. And this it’s even more important to let the children know we are thinking of them and miss them on campus.

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 of Monday, March 2 – Friday, March 5.

Thank you for sharing your love of reading with the students of Pasadena Unified School District!

Be a Reader Sign Up


  • 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.

    Realtors Read Across Pasadena is an effort of PEF’s REALTOR INITIATIVE, a collaboration with local Realtors, the Pasadena Education Network (PEN), and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) that recognizes the enormously important role Realtors play in influencing our community’s view of our public schools. Working together, we strive to provide opportunities for Realtors to become better educated about our public school offerings and encourage Realtors to be active ambassadors for PEF, PEN, and especially the PUSD.

    Support Our Schools!

    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.