Children in classrooms without literature collections read 50% less than children in classrooms with such collections.
Source(s): International Reading Association


October 16, 2018

Collin Maynard, a sophomore at Franklin Heights High School in Columbus, is our student-athlete of the week. In addition to being a two year starter on the football team, he also participates in wrestling. Collin has volunteered with the 2nd & 7 outreach for two years. His coach states that “Collin is a role model for the students in our community and exemplifies what it means to be a leader. He currently holds a 4.24 GPA with a schedule that includes mostly accelerated and advanced placement classes”.

We love what Collin has to say about his involvement with The 2nd & 7 Foundation. “I believe it is important to get kids excited about reading and their education. The program allows us as older students to show the importance of reading and hard work to our younger community. A lot of these kids live in our communities and see us outside of school. It is just as important for them to see us doing academic activities as well as activities in sports.”