On Sunday, April 29, and Monday, April 30, The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony invited the Greenwich United Way to honor Reading Champion Volunteers and celebrate the program’s 10th Anniversary.
The event was a season finale concert entitled ‘Transcendent Song.’
“Greenwich United Way tutors, board members and staff enjoyed a truly spectacular performance,” said Champions Program Coordinator, Cecile Meunier. “It was an honor to partner with this special event to mark the occasion and the program’s widespread commitment to enhancing reading fluency.”
Over 400 public elementary school students benefit each year with the help of over 100 volunteers.
The concert program featured a selection of classical Chamber music at Round Hill Community Church on Sunday, where Christine Boies, President of the Chamber Players, welcomed the Greenwich United Way and recognized the Reading Champion Program.
Dan Haugh, Associate Pastor of Round Hill Community Church shared his firsthand experience volunteering with Reading Champions
Haugh said Reading Champions has benefited over 4,000 children in the Greenwich Elementary School system.
Following Sunday’s concert, there was a reception during which Christine Boies introduced David Rabin, CEO of the Greenwich United Way.
“I’m often touched by the happy moments students experience when they see their tutor out in the community,” Rabin said. “This is one more person in their life that is making a difference – and maybe the only one.”
For more information on Reading Champions contact Greenwich United Way at 203-869-2221 or email Program Coordinator, Cecile Meunier at [email protected]).