In honor of World Read Aloud Day on February 5, 2020, Dunn Elementary invited male figures to make an impact in our childrens’ lives through reading.  Fathers, husbands, uncles, and granfathers volunteered their time reading, which helped build literacy skills for our students. Their participation connected male figures in the community with schools and students. In addition, their presence visualized to students the importance of education and that reading is valuable.  These male figures read their favorite book to support a worthy and vital opportunity.  Volunteering their time to students that greatly benefited from their presence was greatly appreciated.