If reading is an adventure, call 8-year-old Luke Lawrence an explorer extraordinaire. On Friday, May 11, Luke donated $330 he raised via a reading fundraiser to Step Up Ventura, a 501c(3) charity, which provides therapeutic child care and access to preschool services to at-risk children up to 5 years of age. The funds will go toward assisting children in learning to read and becoming kindergarten-ready. Pictured: Luke delivers his donation to Step Up Ventura Program Director Mary Kerrigan.