The University of New Mexico is partnering with Save the Children Action Network to bring virtual storytime events hosted by Lobo sports stars during the first four Tuesdays in June at 3 p.m.

To celebrate the importance of reading, Lobo athletes will host Readers Make leaders event online for community members. Grownups and children are invited for fun, engaging activities—all from the comfort of their own home. Following the event parents will have the opportunity to engage in the vital work of expanding early learning opportunities for all kids. The community must register to participate.

The first event will feature at least two Lobo student-athletes including softball's Andrea Howard and football's Bryson Carroll. The student-athletes will read to children in the community during the one-hour session as an opportunity for adults and children to participate in fun and engaging activities - all from the comfort and safety of their homes. 

The Save the Children Action Network was created in 2014 to advocate for the issues in children’s lives and futures. The United States is facing a literacy crisis. Right now, 63 percent of fourth-graders are reading below grade level. Sadly, children who are not reading at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, limiting their life opportunities.

Registration is available at Readers Make Leaders.