Almost 50% of Ohio's children live under the poverty level and receive free and/or reduced lunches.
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau


April 30, 2019

Our Student-Athlete of the Week is Chelsey Zugaro! Chelsey recently completed her 2nd year of being the chapter leader for the Kings High School reading program. She added extra excitement for her chapter's 2.7 Day Celebration by partnering with Coaching for Literacy. In addition to receiving a new Hog Mollie book on that day, young readers in Chelsey's school district were given a green Coaching for Literacy wristband. 

Chelsey is an amazing role model on and off the field! As one of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference goal leaders, she recently surpassed her career goals 100 point mark. Her lacrosse commitment goes far beyond her varsity high school team. Chelsey coaches youth lacrosse players at camps and in individual lessons. In addition, she officiates youth and middle school lacrosse players for the Southern Ohio Women's Lacrosse Umpire Association. Chelsey serves on the King Student Athlete Advisory Committee and is also an active member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. 

We are inspired by Chelsey's passion and enthusiasm for youth literacy and we are proud of her commitment to being a positive role model!