About 100 college students in Winston-Salem are teaming up to work with children for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Read-In event this weekend. 

The event is a way to honor Dr. King's legacy and ideas around service and equality. 

Approximately 60 Forsyth County elementary schoolers will be paired up with students from three local universities: Winston-Salem State, Wake Forest, and UNC-School of the Arts. 

They’ll spend time learning about Dr. King through a variety of hands-on educational activities, including reading and writing together, and playing musical instruments. 

At the end of the event, each child will receive two books on their grade level, one of which will focus on civil rights. 

The Read-In will take place at Winston-Salem State University on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration can be found here. 

Amy Diaz covers education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.

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