Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their children.
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau

Blog Archive: January, 2019


SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM, KINGS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM, KINGS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 30, 2019

KINGS RISING

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, ALLIE MILLER

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, ALLIE MILLER

January 28, 2019

We are excited to feature Allie Miller, our Student-Athlete of the Week! Allie is a senior at Tiffin University and a member of the Women's Basketball program. She is majoring in Middle School Education and has been involved in the 2nd & 7 outreach for 2 years. Allie shares what she loves most about her experience, "being able to interact with the kids, their faces light up when you walk in and start reading. It is amazing to see that they connect the story to their own lives and they understand the lessons and want to grow as readers."

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, DREW ENGLE

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, DREW ENGLE

January 21, 2019

We are proud to feature Drew Engle as our Student-Athlete of the Week! Drew is a senior at Clearview High School in Lorain, Ohio, and is a member of the varsity football team. He has been involved with The 2nd & 7 Foundation for 2 years and began the reading program in his community by coordinating the efforts between the high school athletes and elementary school. As a scholar athlete, Drew has a 4.1 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. Drew has served as a class Vice President for 3 years, was voted Homecoming King and has also served as a Camp Invention volunteer and Mary Lee Tucker Clothe a Child volunteer. Currently, Drew is organizing a "Prom with Mom" at Clearview and is donating all proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of his late uncle who recently passed away. Drew has won many football awards, including: All-County, All-Conference, All-District, All-Ohio and is Clearview's all time leading rusher record holder. 

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, RYAN FAIRWEATHER

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, RYAN FAIRWEATHER

January 14, 2019

Ryan Fairweather is our Student-Athlete of the Week! Ryan is member of the Men's Soccer team and is a senior at The Sage Colleges, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. He has been involved with the Sage Chompers' Reading Program, which partners with The 2nd & 7 Foundation, for two years. Ryan's shares, "My favorite thing about the Sage Chompers' Reading Program is seeing the kids' reactions when we arrive all the way up until we leave. I love reading a book to them and following it up with some arts and crafts. The kids are very cooperative and are really engaged with us athletes through both activities. I look forward to going back every time because these kids truly look up to us."

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