1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau


February 21, 2018

Katie Goedecke, a senior at the University of Mount Union, is our student-athlete of the week. Katie attended St. Vincent-St.Mary High School in Akron. She has been involved in The 2nd & 7 Foundation for four years! She is a two-sport athlete for the Raiders participating on the women’s soccer team, as well as, a member of the women’s track and field team.  Our student-athlete of the week is a 2018 Academic All-America in soccer, 2017 Academic All-America in women’s track and field, and a National Champion in outdoor track in 4x100 relay. Not only is she a successful athlete, but takes pride in her studies too. This mathematics major has aspirations of becoming a math teacher. She is well on her way to making that dream a reality as she is currently a student teacher in the Marlington School District.

Katie shares, “My favorite part of reading with The 2nd & 7 Foundation is seeing the looks on the kids' faces when they realize they get to keep the books.”