2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau


October 28, 2019

Congratulations to Bobby Smith, our Student-Athlete of the Week! Bobby is a senior at Hilliard Davidson High school and plays defensive tackle for the Hilliard Davidson Wildcats football team. He was nominated by his coaches as "he's the heart and soul of our team." Recently, Bobby suffered a season-ending injury by tearing his ACL. This injury hasn't swayed Bobby's commitment to supporting his team and his community. In his second year of volunteering with The 2nd & 7 Foundation's outreach, Bobby shares, "I really enjoy reading to the students at Avery Elementary because the Hog Mollies books always portray a great lesson and something everyone can hear and learn from."

Bobby, we admire your giving spirit and are proud of the positive example you have set in the Hilliard community!