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, 2020


STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK, ZACH HILL AND ZANE LATTIG

STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK, ZACH HILL AND ZANE LATTIG

January 20, 2020

We are excited to feature Zach Hill and Zane Lattig, two Olentangy Orange High School student-athletes! These athletes are being recognized as a result of their commitment to young readers in their district.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, MADISYN COLVIN

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, MADISYN COLVIN

January 07, 2020

Congratulations to Madisyn Colvin, our Student-Athlete of the Week! Madisyn is a Junior at Ridgewood High School in Coshocton, Ohio, and is a member of the volleyball and track teams. She is a 2-year starter for the volleyball team and is the district high jump champion and a regional qualifier in track and field. In addition to being a leader on her teams, Madison is a role model for others in her school and community. She serves as the Junior Class President, is a member of the student council, a FCA leadership member, a member of Project Moore and a member of the New Pointe Community Church. Madisyn enjoys her time as a student-athlete volunteer with The 2nd & 7 Foundation as she loves to meet new elementary students and spend time reading with them. 


We are so proud of Madisyn's commitment to making a difference in her community!

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INTERNSHIP REFLECTION - JORDAN WADE

INTERNSHIP REFLECTION - JORDAN WADE

January 03, 2020

          When I first heard about the potential to become a part of an organization that works with children and has a focus on sports/athletics, I was skeptical to say the least; after all, children’s literacy and athletics have no apparent correlation. However, the moment I walked through the doors of the 2nd & 7 office the connection between the two became obvious. Amy, Janet, Ryan and Stephanie wasted no time welcoming me in as a new part of the team and explaining to me the role of the nonprofit they’re all so passionate about within the Columbus community. Over my last 15 weeks here, I was responsible for connecting with and interviewing the various student-athletes that are involved with the program and getting their thoughts on everything from why they got involved with the program, to what kind of impact they believe the foundation is having in Columbus.

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