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Superiorites read to children in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy

More than 35 community members will devote 30 minutes of their day on Monday to read to children for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2014. 

Volunteer readers will serve the Superior community by reading to children about Dr. King at three elementary schools and two preschools in Superior. Each classroom will be given two books about Dr. King.  These books were purchased through funds from the Superior Childhood Literacy Alliance and UW-Superior’s Future Teacher’s Association. 

Children in Douglas County, and nationwide, are not proficient readers in their reading level by, or before, the third grade.  The Superior Childhood Literacy Alliance (SCLA) has again coordinated a Dr. King Day of Service to celebrate Dr. King’s commitment to service and focus on this prevalent inequality in the Superior community. 

This will be just one of thousands of community service projects around the nation where Americans answer Dr. King’s call to service.  MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – “a day on, not a day off.”