2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau


Posted on: 02/18/2020

Lakeside High School Athletic Director Jason Baxter afforded Ontario Primary School the opportunity to have the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams read to the 2nd graders and work with them in the classroom as part of the 2nd & 7 Foundation program.

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Planting the Seeds for a Future Love of Books

Posted on: 12/26/2019

Switzerland of Ohio School District student-athletes began a recent partnership with The 2nd & 7 Foundation to promote literacy with all 2nd grade students in the district.  

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Student athletes spread message of kindness

Posted on: 12/19/2019

Tusky Valley high school students visited Tusky Valley Intermediate 2nd-grade students to read The Hog Mollies and the Great Golden Gizmo, a story that encourages young readers to practice acts of kindness. 

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2nd and 7 program introduced at Smith

Posted on: 11/15/2019

Second graders at Smith Elementary School were visited by athletes from Delaware Hayes High School and The Ohio State University Thursday as part of a push to bring the 2nd and 7 Foundation to every elementary in Delaware City Schools.

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MAC Students Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion Week With Anti-Bullying Theme

Posted on: 10/09/2019

Through a partnership with The 2nd & 7 Foundation The Mid-American Conference (MAC) Council of Student Athletes (COSA) are celebrating Diversity & Inclusion Week with an anti-bullying theme through Saturday, Oct. 12th. Across MAC campuses this week, all 12 institutions have created specific campus plans to support the MAC Diversity & Inclusion Week with the focus this year on anti-bullying within their own campus community.

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