READ TUTOR MENTOR KICKOFF

Join Colts S Antoine Bethea on Thursday, June 6, on Monument Circle to help United Way of Central Indiana generate awareness about the "Read. Tutor. Mentor." challenge and recruit 500 volunteers.

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INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) supports that one hour a week is all it takes to impact the life of a child. As part of the "Read. Tutor. Mentor." challenge, Colts veteran S Antoine Bethea and UWCI are recruiting 500 volunteers to take an hour out of the week to help children and reduce high school dropout rates. Mark your calendar to help kick off this year's challenge on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at noon on Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

Volunteers and local students from IPS #56 will join together for a choral reading of the popular children's book, *Oh the Places You'll Go! *by Dr. Seuss. Registration begins at noon. Bethea will make an appearance at 1 p.m. to thank the readers and recruit volunteers to make the pledge to "Read. Tutor. Mentor". 

Additional Central Indiana event locations include Boone County Courthouse at 11:30 a.m., Fishers YMCA at 11:30 a.m., Hancock County Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. and Morgan County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m.Register TODAY atwww.uwci.orgto participate in the "Read. Tutor. Mentor." Kickoff at one of the five locations on Thursday, June 6!

Each year, more than one million students drop out of high school in the United States. The "Read. Tutor. Mentor." challenge initiative is part of a larger national movement by United Way Worldwide to reduce the number of high school dropouts by 50 percent before 2018.

Click here to join the pledge alongside Bethea by volunteering as a reader, tutor or mentor. This is Bethea's second year helping United Way's event to recruit volunteers who will read to, tutor or mentor children this upcoming year.

Bethea is the official United Way TEAM NFL representative on behalf of the Colts, and as a part of a core group of college-educated, civic-minded players from each of the 32 NFL teams. Player representatives from around the League have a goal to recruit 99,000 education volunteers to help change the future.You can help be the difference by joining Bethea and UWCI by registering now atwww.uwci.orgfor the kickoff event on June 6!*

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About United Way of Central Indiana **

United Way of Central Indiana helps people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives. United Way gets things done by mobilizing people and community partners in six Central Indiana counties to identify, advance and advocate the best solutions. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to be part of the change. Visit uwci.org for more information.

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