Almost 50% of Ohio's children live under the poverty level and receive free and/or reduced lunches.
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau

Blog Archive: August, 2019


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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