The Power of Our People: Read to Me Day Goes Virtual
In 2020, Appalachian Power marked the 20th anniversary of its annual Read to Me Day event. Read to Me Day is an important community event for Appalachian Power employees and in 2020 they found a creative way to ensure the 20th year of Read to me Day was a success. The event usually involves employees reading books in-person to students at more than 400 elementary schools in our West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee service territory. In 2020, Read to Me Day was transformed into a virtual event, with a collection of 20 read-aloud videos created, to commemorate the 20th year of the program.
Schools received a Teacher’s Guide with links to each of the 20 videos. Teachers could show the videos in the classroom, share them in virtual classes, or provide the links for the students to access them on their own. Included with the guide was a copy of this year’s book for their school library, Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly.