Researchers concluded that nearly two-thirds of low-income families own no books for their children
Source(s): U.S. Dept of Education


March 08, 2022

Congratulations to Karley Moore, our 2nd & 7 featured student-athlete volunteer! Karley is an 11th grade student at Bethel High School in Tipp City, Ohio, where she plays basketball and runs track. Karley’s 2nd & 7 coordinator shares, “she is a great leader and role model. She does a great job interacting with our 2nd grade classes. Her positive attitude is infectious and we are so proud to have her in this program.”


Karley enjoys many aspects of serving as a volunteer with our literacy outreach. She shares “I hope to inspire students to work hard in the classroom and in their sports. Many don’t know that when I was in first grade, I was not reading up to grade level. My parents were told that I would have to be held back.” With the help of a reading tutor, Karley not only caught up to her reading level, she learned to excel in spite of some learning challenges. Karley’s commitment to persevering is demonstrated in her 3.9 GPA and through her membership in the National Honor Society. Furthermore, Karley will graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree in Science from Edison Community College on her high school graduation date in 2023.  


Karley’s list of academic achievements and athletic awards is lengthy. Examples include being recognized as a multi-year scholar-athlete, being named as a team captain on the varsity basketball team, appearances in basketball showcases around the state and region and a recent honor of being featured as one of the Dayton and Miami Valley Region’s top 60 basketball players. Karley is also actively involved in the community through her church, by running youth basketball camps, through her experiences as a swim coach and by serving as a lifting trainer for athletes in Tipp City. An amazing future is ahead for Karley and we are so grateful for her commitment to setting a positive example for young readers and athletes through our literacy outreach program!