Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Promotes Increasing Literacy in South Dade

Aug 13, 2008
Press Release

MIAMI—Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will visit the Community Health of South Dade Doris Ison Health Center tomorrow and read to children as part of the Reach Out and Read Program. 

“The ability to read is critical to the success of our children,” said Diaz-Balart.  “As parents, grandparents and family members, we need to stay involved and committed to helping every child learn to read. I commend everyone involved with the Reach Out and Read program for the work they do to ensure that children across the country have the opportunity to learn and improve their reading skills.”

Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization and literacy program that focuses on at-risk children ages 6 months to 5 years living in poverty.  The organization promotes early literacy and distributes new books to children throughout the community and in pediatric waiting rooms.  The program also encourages parents to read with their children.

WHAT: Reach Out and Read, reading session with children

WHO: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

WHEN: Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Community Health of South Dade, Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 S.W. 216th St., Miami, FL  33190