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


January 23, 2018

Megan Kelly, a sophomore on the volleyball team at Kings High School in Ohio is our student-athlete of the week. Megan is a two-time varsity letterwinner and is on the Kings Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Her passion for paying it forward and doing the right thing is evident in the impact that she is already making on her community.  One of her favorite ways to make a difference is through The 2nd & 7 Foundation. If she is not playing her sport or participating in community service opportunities you can find Megan on the ski slopes!

Megan shares, “My favorite part of 2nd & 7 is that at the end of the story, I try to ask kids questions about the book and they respond with distinct answers. It’s cool to see them comprehending what I’m reading to them and how excited they get when they see a high schooler walk in their classroom to read.”