Members of the UMass Boston men’s hockey team read to preschoolers at the university's Early Learning Center on Tuesday as part of Jumpstart’s annual literacy day, called Read for the Record.
The goal was to break last year’s record for the most people reading the same book (in this case, Rosemary Wells' Bunny Cakes) on the same day. This was the fifth year the hockey team has volunteered to take part in this national event.
Senior criminal justice and sociology major Mike Kuhn has volunteered all four years.
“I’m like a big kid. This is a fun event,” Kuhn said.
More than 90 UMass Boston students regularly work with UMass Boston’s Jumpstart program, which is part of the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement. The students work with preschoolers in low-income neighborhoods on language and literacy skills twice a week.