A student’s reading level by the completion of 3rd grade is a known predictor of their academic performance and whether they will graduate on time. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County is committed to increasing the number of reading programs available to children so that young students achieve reading success.
This is why United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launched the 2022 Mystery Reader series during National Reading month! Featuring community leaders like Isabella Ireland, Stephanie Serna, Jeff Arndt and others, the Mystery Reader series is a great way to encourage reading through virtual storytelling.
Encourage the young ones in your life to read by watching all nine installments of our Mystery Reader series online.
April Ancira – Vice President, Ancira Auto Group
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Jeff Arndt – President and CEO, VIA Metropolitan Transit
Mixed by Arree Chung
Emma Faye Rudkin – Public Speaker; Founder and Executive Director, Aid the Silent
Padapillo by Valeria James Abbott
Corinna Holt Ritcher – President, HOLT CAT
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler
Isabella Ireland – Miss Helotes 2021
My Chickens Lay Eggs by Sherry Crelin
Robby Brown – Vice President, DOCUMation
The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly J. Baptist
Lori Castillo – Vice President of Global Marketing, NatureSweet
Mi Casa is My Home by Laurenne Sala
Douglas A. Brookes, Ph.D., PMP – Manager of Resources and Development, Southwest Research Institute
Fiona Flamingo by Rachel Urrutia Chu
Stephanie Serna – News Anchor, KSAT 12
Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County work tirelessly to raise awareness of resources like the Mystery Reader series and Read United. Read United provides virtual reading buddies to elementary students, which increases awareness of how critical reading is for childhood development. Childhood reading ability lays the foundation for a bright future, and United Way is dedicated to helping San Antonio families build it for their children.