6 out of 10 households do not buy a single book in a year
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau

Blog Archive: November, 2021


STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, RUSLAN GAZIEV

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, RUSLAN GAZIEV

November 30, 2021

This school year we have been making the transition back to safe, in-person readings in Columbus and have had some great new athletes join our huddle. One of those athletes is Ruslan Gaziev. Ruslan is a senior at Ohio State and a member of the swim and dive team. On top of being a student-athlete at Ohio State, he also went to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to swim for Canada. Despite his busy schedule, he still makes sure he has time to pay it forward; and "after the Olympics, giving back to the community is something [he] was interested in doing”. When his teammate told him about The 2nd and 7 Foundation and the readings she attends, Ruslan had to get involved. While he only just started volunteering with us, he isn’t a stranger to our mission. In high school, he was a part of a similar organization that held readings for kids and wanted to have that rewarding experience again.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, LINDSEY TOUT

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, LINDSEY TOUT

November 30, 2021

Lindsey Tout is a tremendous 2nd & 7 Foundation student-athlete reading volunteer! Lindsey is a senior at Cleveland State University and a member of the volleyball team. She is a pre-medicine student majoring in biology and conducting undergraduate research about the pathways of prostate cancer progression. She’s also impressively a member of CSU’s Honor’s College and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Community Service Chair.

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