Read to Achieve at the Kings Bay Y

Former New York Knicks icon John Starks recently stopped by the Kings Bay YM-YWHA to show some local youngsters the importance of reading. The program, called Read to Achieve, was made possible by Assemblywoman Weinstein, who along with Mr. Starks, read to the campers from the children’s book, “The Basketball Mystery” by Cam Jansen. A prize giveaway followed the reading, where a few lucky campers won Knicks tickets, hats and t-shirts. Afterwards, the basketball star signed autographs and took time to answer questions and talk about the program.

Read to Achieve is sponsored by the New York Knicks and this special visit was held in conjunction with Cablevision’s Power to Learn Education Initiative.