The more you read over the summer, the more you learn – at least according to young Kenley Spencer.

“When I go back to school, I’ll have more knowledge to learn more things,” she said with a smile.

Kenley is one of the approximately 500 K-3rd graders who participated in United Way of the Midlands’ Day of Action. During this annual volunteer service day, more than 400 people from across the metro acted as “reading buddies” for children from UWM’s partner agencies.