San Jacinto College joins Golden Acres Elementary for celebration of Read Across America

03.05.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College students recently visited Golden Acres Elementary School to read to first and second-graders in celebration of Dr. Seuss Week and Read Across America.

The college students, each donning the famous Dr. Seuss hat, read favorites from the author’s collection and brought games to play with each class.

San Jacinto College students participate in service learning opportunities across a variety of disciplines throughout each semester. Most recently, they participated in such projects as helping homeless veterans, the clean up of Greens Bayou, hospice volunteering, Armand Bayou Nature Center prairie planting, science fairs at elementary schools, and helping residents of nursing homes and local shelters.

Service learning serves as a method of learning to strengthen classroom curriculum through application.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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