January 20, 2019

Read Under the Trees – Summertime Reading Program

The Read Under the Trees program was initiated in 2004 and is funded by the Anne Barret Memorial fund established by her family.  The program serves to read to children during the Summer through scheduled events at community locations such as the Police Station, local parks, schools and apartment complexes.  Additionally, every child that attends the free program leaves with a book of their choosing.  The Read Under the Trees program has been a tremendous success due to the commitment of the Foundation, the many volunteers (which include teachers, administrators and the community).

Anne was one if the founding members of the District 33 Foundation for Educational Excellence.  Anne’s husband Dave has supported this program since its inception.  Anyone wishing to donate to this program can contact the District office for information.