Researchers concluded that nearly two-thirds of low-income families own no books for their children
Source(s): U.S. Dept of Education

South-Western student athletes score big as mentors for elementary students

Posted on: 10/11/2018

This article describes the partnership between West Franklin Elementary and Franklin Heights student-athletes. Each month, student-athletes from different teams visit 2nd-grade students to serve as positive role models and to read, discuss and distribute copies of a Hog Mollies story.

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2018 Pay It FOREward Golf highlight video

Posted on: 10/08/2018

Highlights from the 5th annual event, honoring Ike Kelley for living a 'Legacy of Literacy' and setting the example for Buckeyes to pay it forward!

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Ike Kelley Receives First 'Legacy of Literacy' Award

Posted on: 10/02/2018

Columbus, OH, October 5, 2018 – The 2nd & 7 Foundation is proud to announce former Ohio State Buckeye and Philadelphia Eagle, Dwight “Ike” Kelley, as this year’s recipient of the inaugural Legacy of Literacy Award. A standout member of The Ohio State Buckeyes football team, Kelley played under the legendary Coach Woody Hayes, earning both All-Big Ten and All-American honors in 1964 and 1965. He served as a co-captain for the 1965 season and finished his collegiate career with not only a 7-2 record that year, but also a win in Ann Arbor.

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Sept 2018 Program Video

Posted on: 09/10/2018

The 2nd & Foundation continues it's tremendous growth since it started in 1999. 

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Panera Bread, University of Cincinnati's Coach Fickell team up to tackle illiteracy

Posted on: 08/14/2018

Covelli/Panera supports The 2nd & 7 Foundation in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky locations

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