MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Makin will Kick off Read to ME Challenge Monday, February 3.

WHAT: To kick off the 5th annual Read to ME Challenge, Maine Department of Education’s Commissioner Pender Makin will read to kindergarten-2 students at Lincoln School in Augusta.  Joining the Commissioner will be Senator Matthew Pouliot and Representative Donna Doore.  Following her reading of Full, Full, Full of LOVE, Commissioner Makin will issue a challenge to others to participate in the 2020 Read to ME Challenge campaign.  This simple but powerful campaign challenges adults to read to children for 15 minutes, and to capture that moment via a photo or a video, and then post it on social media and challenge others to do the same. The Read to ME Challenge will run for the month of February, leading up to Read Across America Day on March 2, 2019.

WHEN: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 8:45 am

Lincoln School
30 Lincoln St, Augusta, ME 04330
Media are asked to check in at the main office upon arrival to sign in, get a badge, and directions to the event.

WHO: Students in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (ages 5 – 8 years old), their teachers, school and district administrators, and Commissioner Pender Makin.

For more information, please contact Maine Department of Education’s Director of Communications Kelli Deveaux at or (207) 624-6747.