(Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I – South Huntington) attended a Community Read Aloud at Southdown Primary School in Huntington on Tuesday, January 20, to support the non-profit organization Read Aloud 15 Minutes and their “Plant the Seed, Read!” campaign. Lupinacci read to students and answered questions regarding his various responsibilities as an assemblyman. As a member of the Assembly’s Committee on Higher Education, Lupinacci often takes part in events that foster a love of education in students.
“There has been a conscious effort throughout the community to encourage our children to never stop learning,” Lupinacci said. “I’ve always loved teaching, and it’s promising to see so many young students so eager to learn. We are lucky to have some great educators who truly care about the future of the students in our local school districts. We need to continue to put our children first, as they are the future of our communities. Emphasizing the importance of reading aloud for at least 15 minutes a day is a great start.”
Assemblyman Lupinacci reads to students at Southdown Primary School. Photo Credit: NYS Assembly.
The “Plant the Seed, Read!” campaign encourages children to read aloud for 15 minutes a day to improve their literacy skills and prepare them to further their education.
Assemblyman Lupinacci, a professor at several local universities, including Farmingdale State College, Hofstra University and St. Joseph’s College, also had the opportunity to speak with both teachers and school administrators to learn about other exciting programs underway in the school.