Lincoln Elementary School Kicks off Read Across America Week with L.A. Chargers

Lincoln Elementary School kicked off National Read Across America Week with the Los Angeles Chargers, who read captivating stories to some of Lincoln’s youngest learners on March 1.

This event - celebrated during the first week of March - was held in partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund, which aims to empower youth to achieve their dreams through education, mentorship and sports-based youth development.

Students connected with legendary NFL stars, Corey Liuget, former defensive tackle, and running back Elijah Dotson, both of whom sported signature Dr. Seuss red and white striped top hats as they read to kindergarten and first- and second-graders. Students received Dr. Seuss books, bags, rally towels and flags. Additionally, the Chargers made it possible for every Lincoln student to take home three free books of their choosing from the Scholastic Book Fair.

All Lynwood Unified elementary schools are participating in Read Across America through spirit days and guest readings. As part of the District’s literacy initiative, special attention is dedicated to enriching reading and literacy abilities among students from Transitional Kindergarten through third grade to ensure their success throughout their educational pathways and equip them with the tools necessary for success in college, career and beyond.