(Victor Valley)–The Victor Valley Chamber Foundation is excited to kick-off the 2011-12 Dr. Gerard Brown Read To Me and Reading Buddies Programs on Oct. 14. The kick-off begins at 9:00 am at Puesta Del Sol Elementary School located at 15887 Academy Street, Victorville. We are always looking for more readers for these programs, with volunteers reading as often or as little as they wish. It only takes about 15 minutes and you’re encouraged to bring a book or two to read to the class. Both “Read To Me” and “Reading Buddies” programs encourage reading at a young age and both programs combine forces with local business, civic, community and education leaders to promote literacy and emphasize the importance of reading. Please contact Lisa De La Cruz for more information.