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African-American Read-In

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Project ended on February 14, at 11:59 PM CST
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African-American Read-In

On February 21, UNI will welcome nearly 1,000 area first graders to campus for UNI’s 13th annual African American Read-In. The goal of the African American Read-in is to celebrate African American authors-illustrators and literacy during Black History Month activities.


Members of UNI’s Multicultural Teaching Alliance, students from various student organizations, students with various majors/minors, faculty, staff representing many departments on campus and community volunteers provide support to UNI’s African American Read-in.  Total volunteers in previous years included approximately 500 UNI students, faculty, staff and administrators. UNI student volunteers are particularly involved in leading engaging activities with the visiting children. 


In order for students to participate and get the most out of this experiential learning opportunity, we have set a $4,000 goal to raise funds for the supplies and materials students use to lead Read-In activities with the children.  Materials such as:

  • Construction paper

  • Markers and crayons

  • Paint and paint brushes

  • Printing

  • Lesson books

  • Microphones

  • Jump-ropes

Please consider supporting UNI student volunteer involvement and community engagement in the African American Read-In through a generous donation. Your support is greatly appreciated!  Thank you!


* All funds raised that are not used for this year's African-American Read-In will support future African-American Read-Ins

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Gifts at this level will help purchase colorful paper, construction paper, chart paper, butcher paper, markers, crayons, paint and paint brushes for UNI students to utilize in activities with the first graders.



Gifts at this level will go towards printing materials for science projects and literacy activities.



Gifts at this level will help UNI students prepare their lessons and activities for the African-American Read-In.



Gifts at this level will help purchase children's microphones that will be used by UNI students to teach the first graders at the African-American Read-In.



Gifts at this level will help purchase five different kinds of jump-ropes that will be essential to the UNI students activities.