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STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, ALEXIS AND AVERY SCHONE

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, ALEXIS AND AVERY SCHONE

October 08, 2019

We are excited to feature twins from Big Walnut High School as our Student-Athletes of the Week! Alexis and Avery Schone are senior soccer and basketball team members. Both have played a significant role in our reading program outreach for 3 years. Alexis shares, “My favorite part is being able to read and interact with the kids. I love seeing their faces light up when we come in and how excited they get”.  Avery states, “I love being able to give back to the elementary schools. I also enjoy seeing how happy the kids are when different sports teams come to read to them”.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, GABE SMITHLINE

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, GABE SMITHLINE

September 23, 2019

Congratulations to Gabe Smithline, our first Student-Athlete of the Week for the 2019-20 school year!

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Internship Reflection: Devin Zeisset

Internship Reflection: Devin Zeisset

August 19, 2019

Summers are never long enough. The beginning of May and the excitement of starting a new internship seems like a not-so-distant memory. Working as an intern with 2nd & 7, I learned a lot: how to form press releases and contact the media, how to interview individuals and tell their stories through writing, how nonprofits interact with the community and spread their messages. However, the most valuable lesson I learned from 2nd & 7 is that people are the most important aspect of any mission—building a team of like-minded and hard-working people is paramount for success. From my first day with the foundation, Amy, Janet, Stephanie and Ryan welcomed me like an old friend, immediately making me feel like a member of the 2nd & 7 family. The board members arrived at the office, the gala, the football camp, and whether it was unpacking boxes or coordinating events, they worked with enthusiasm. When they could have spent their time in any number of ways, volunteers and student athletes traveled across the city to read, teach and influence our youth.

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PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT, GO LUNCH! PROGRAM

PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT, GO LUNCH! PROGRAM

August 12, 2019

During the summer months, school is on hiatus. A break in regularly scheduled classes means that many children around Columbus no longer receive the food that schools normally provide. Along with food insecurity, the gap between classes means summer learning loss, also known as the “summer slide.” Over the summer, children who don’t frequently read can lose over a month of academic progress from the previous year. Although it seems daunting, fighting the summer slide is easy, fun and engaging.

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EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT, PRINCIPAL EMMA CORBIN

EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT, PRINCIPAL EMMA CORBIN

July 23, 2019

Principal Emma Corbin, of the Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School, is a close friend of 2nd & 7 and a champion of educating youth and increasing childhood literacy. Emma began her education career on Chicago’s West Side, teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grade before becoming a literacy coach and third-grade teacher. Emma moved to Columbus in 2008 and started teaching the fourth grade.

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