Adams Elementary School second-graders recently gave Phil Blair, United Way of San Diego board member, the rock-star treatment when he read in their Normal Heights classroom. The seven-year-olds are featured in a video starring Blair that shows him feeling like a “celebrity” when he volunteers to read to kids.
PrincipalDerek Murchison was on hand to make sure students were on their bestbehavior but he needn’t have bothered. Teacher Adam Gray had only tosay “back to work” between takes, and his students were nose to books. The video was part of the United Way's Volunteer for Education program.
"Volunteersmake a huge difference,” said Murchison, adding that he hopes the videogets even more volunteers tutoring, mentoring and reading to children.
"Theexperience motivated and inspired the children," he said, "and “letthese students know that they are amazing and that a lot of people trulycare about them.”
The United Way staff was very grateful toPrincipal Murchison, Mr. Gray and the Adams students for allowing themto film the video in their classroom, calling the students the real rockstars of the video production. To learn more about how you canVolunteer for Education, go to the United Way of San Diego County website.