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

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT, EASTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

October 12, 2021


We are so proud of the football players at Eastwood High School in Pemberville, Ohio, as they begin their 3rd year of partnership with The 2nd & 7 Foundation. This program has successfully navigated through the challenges that the COVID school closures have presented over the last couple of years. When in-person visits were not possible, the players pivoted and recorded Hog Mollies read-aloud videos, giving young readers and classes the opportunity to view and follow along as they were able. Now that the players are again able to visit classes in person, the team looks forward to sharing 4 Hog Mollies book titles with the 2nd grade students in the district this year. Under the direction of Coach Craig Rutherford, the athletes will share the importance of reading while discussing the messages in each story, such as the importance of sharing your feelings, practice, patience and persistence and the importance of trying your best.  

 

Now, more than ever, young readers need access to positive role models and free books. We are so grateful to the football players at Eastwood High School for making our literacy outreach a priority!


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