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: November, 2017


STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - JUSTIN MOREY

November 28, 2017

Justin Morey, a senior on the swimming team at Texas A&M University is our student-athlete of the week. This biomedical sciences major shares, “My favorite part of being involved in The 2nd & 7 Foundation is the energy and excitement that the kids have when you walk into the classroom. It’s a humbling experience to be a role model for these kids and help them grow!”

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK-AMANDA MCNULTY

November 21, 2017

Amanda McNulty, a senior at The Ohio State University and a member of the swimming team is our student-athlete of the week. Amanda excels in the classroom, pool, and community. Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and swimming in three Big Ten Championships are all accomplishments of this native of Greenville, SC. In addition, Amanda is extremely active in The Second and Seven Foundation. She is often a weekly reader in the Columbus community and a big advocate for getting more student-athletes involved in our outreach. We are so grateful that Amanda makes our "Tackling Illiteracy" outreach a priority. Amanda's efforts will be instrumental in helping us pay it forward to nearly 8,000 young readers in central Ohio this school year. 

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK-BEN WRIGHT

November 14, 2017

Ben Wright, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School and a member of the football team is our student-athlete of the week.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - NOLAN GROMACKI

November 07, 2017

Nolan Gromacki, a senior on the baseball team at the University of Missouri, is our student-athlete of the week. This aspiring mechanical engineer is extremely successful on the baseball diamond and a leader in his community. In the 2017 season, Nolan did not allow a run in 16 out of his 22 appearances on the mound and posted a 4.43 ERA. As it relates to his commitment in paying it forward, it’s hard to find someone who embraces this mentality better than our student-athlete of the week. Nolan was named to the SEC Community Service team for the second consecutive season. He was awarded this honor for his inspirational efforts by participating in many service opportunities, including The Second and Seven Foundation.

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