Posted on: 02/10/2017
Carley Allen, Washington High School sophomore, reads to second-graders at Washington Park School Tuesday. Allen and several other Wash High athletes read to younger students as part of a 2nd & 7 program. The literacy program aims to provide children “a vist from a positive role model and a new book to take home, “ according to the program’s website.
Posted on: 02/09/2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Athletes from La Cueva High took a break from the field and court Tuesday to do something good in the classroom — they read to first graders at E.G. Ross Elementary as part of Jammie Read Day.
“They love it. It’s a lot of fun. They really like how we’re in high school and they think it’s really cool,” Brandon Atkins, basketball player, said.
The student athletes have been doing this for the past five years and said helping these kids never gets old.
Posted on: 02/08/2017
Scarlet & Gray sports teams & student-athletes support 2nd & 7 Foundation on day devoted to readers & leaders!
Posted on: 02/07/2017
Clay Hall of ABC6/FOX28 takes viewers "Beyond the Game" as he cover The 2nd & 7 Foundation reading at Tremont Elementary School in Columbus, OH.
Posted on: 01/31/2017
For the 2nd consecutive year The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Muskingum County (OSUACMC) is conducting a special community service project in conjunction with The 2nd & 7 Foundation and Zanesville City Schools to provide books for all 2nd grade students in the city’s three elementary schools.
Posted on: 01/11/2017
As part of a new literacy program, high school and university athletes will visit second-graders in the Canton City School District, Holy Cross Academy and Claymont City Schools to read to them and impart life lessons.
Posted on: 11/22/2016
Big Ten Network's THE JOURNEY: MITCHELL PAIGE, ROLE MODEL
Featuring Mitchell's work volunteering for The 2nd & 7 Foundation
Posted on: 11/16/2016
Claymont High School athletes visited Claymont Elementary during their Right to Read Celebration. The high school athletes read to the second graders from the Hog Mollies series. The Hog Mollies books are provided free of charge by the Second and Seven Foundation, founded by former Ohio State University football players Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel, who started the Foundation in 1999
Posted on: 12/01/2015
In November, ten high school athletes visited Bellville and Butler Elementary schools to read to the second grade classes, as part of the Second and Seven Foundation program.
Posted on: 11/12/2015
‘Ooohs’ and ‘ahhs’ of excitement were heard one recent game-day Friday as Mount Gilead Park Ave second grade students poured through the new books that each student received to take home.
Posted on: 06/05/2015
Panera Bread donated $1,000 to The 2nd & 7 Foundation at the ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location in Delaware, Ohio.
Posted on: 01/29/2015
The 2nd & 7 Foundation visits Stiles ES.
Posted on: 01/18/2014
The second graders at Williams Ave. Elementary School are participating in a unique educational experience. Through the efforts of Lieutenant Tom McCabe, City of Norwood Fire Department, they have been given the opportunity to participate in the 2nd & 7 Foundation, based out of Columbus, Ohio.
Posted on: 12/24/2013
If football players at The Ohio State University need an example of the rewards of giving back, they need to look no further than two of their coaches. Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and defensive line coach Mike Vrabel are among the co-founders of The 2nd & 7 Foundation, which promotes literacy and an active lifestyle among central Ohio youth.
Posted on: 11/22/2013
Several members of the football team have been promoting literacy to local elementary students through the 2nd & 7 Literacy Program.
Posted on: 11/05/2013
Almost 15 years ago, three former Ohio State football players had the idea to read to children at local elementary schools. That simple idea has turned into the 2nd & 7 Foundation, which is now an athletics department-wide effort to give back to the community.
Posted on: 10/01/2013
The 2nd and 7 Foundation received OELMA's first Literacy Leader Award for its efforts in Ohio and across the nation for their work promoting literacy among economically disadvantaged children and their communities.
Posted on: 09/25/2013
Expectations are high for student-athletes at Eastern Michigan University. Dedication to one's sport, studies and overall involvement with the Ypsilanti community are all part of the privilege of being an Eagle. By donning the Green and White, EMU student-athletes become role models for children across the region.
To continue to further make a difference in the lives of children, the EMU Department of Athletics has partnered with the 2nd & 7 Foundation out of Columbus, Ohio to be a part of the "Tackle Illiteracy" program. The mission of the 2nd & 7 Foundation is to help promote literacy by providing free books and positive role models for kids in need.
Posted on: 04/26/2013
A satellite program for the 2nd & 7 Foundation kicked off in schools across Tuscarawas County on Wednesday, April 24.
Posted on: 04/11/2013
Florida Atlantic University's athletics department continued their effort to promote literacy for children as student-athletes from men's and women's basketball and dance participated in class readings at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School in Boca Raton. The literacy program is sponsored by the 2nd & 7 Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free books and positive role models for kids.
Posted on: 02/04/2013
On Thursday, January 31st, student-athletes from The Ohio State University visited Horizon Elementary. The athletes were there as volunteers for the 2nd and 7 Foundation's Reading Program.
Posted on: 05/28/2009
Eighty-eight percent of children who have difficulty reading at the end of 1st grade experience similar difficulties at the end of 4th grade. To help improve this, Lauren International Inc., parent company of Nurtured Pets, has partnered with the 2nd & 7 Foundation to help instill the joy of reading in children.
Posted on: 10/01/2008
The foundation, started by former Ohio State football players, commemorates anniversary with its first published book.