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All Martinsville Kindergarten Students to Receive a Free Book From New College Institute’s Reading for Life Program

Martinsville, VA – New College Institute will provide a book for every kindergarten student in Martinsville City, Henry County, and Patrick County Schools through their Reading for Life program. While in-person reading sessions are not possible this year due to COVID, community leaders will be recording reading activities that will be shared virtually with local schools.

“Reading for Life puts books in the hands of all kindergarten students and provides community role models to promote reading for educational success,” said Steve Keyser, NCI’s Coordinator of Educational & Community Engagement.

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Kids visiting NCI for Bring Your Kid to Work Day

Children Learn Firsthand What Work is like at NCI

It may be summer break for most children, but New College Institute (NCI) took the opportunity to invite their own school-age children to “work” at NCI for half a day. As part of NCI’s Bring a Kid to Work Day, employees of NCI were invited to bring their children, grandchildren, or other family members in grades K-12 to learn more about NCI’s operations and the educational opportunities available.

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