Read Across the Globe initiative in Houston schools

By Syan Rhodes - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Local students Monday will be reading for a cause while trying to break a world record.

On this coming Monday thousands of students across the area will try to break a Guinness World Record, and they need your help.

Riggs McKay said he really likes reading.

"Sometimes I read to my little sister and little kids that come over, but they wander off and I'm halfway through the story," the 7-year-old said.

Barbara Bush Elementary School is just one of hundreds of schools participating in the Points of Light Foundation's Read Across the Globe, bringing volunteers together with students to spread literacy awareness and break a Guinness World Record for most children reading with an adult in 24 hours.

"I'm excited that my students who I read to every day are going to have a chance to hear someone else read and share their love of reading with them," teacher Kelly Strange said. "They have to know that reading is fun and if we can as teachers and other adults make reading fun and turn kids on to reading then it opens all the doors in the world to them."

Volunteers, including KPRC 2 anchors and reporters, will read "Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table" to students on Monday. We hope you will consider signing up to take part as well.

For more information on how you can volunteer, click here.

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