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

Description & Locations

Our Tackling Illiteracy program encourages 2nd graders to read in classrooms all over the country and provides each of those children with a visit from a positive role model and a new book to take home. The foundation targets schools with economically disadvantaged kids and communities where we can make the biggest impact.

We are proud to say the following areas have learned about 2nd & 7 and have made our program a part of their community outreach. Thank you to all of our volunteers who are implementing this outreach in their areas!

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Where Our Student-Athlete Readers Come From:

University of Alabama
University of Alabama- Birmingham
Betty Fairfax High School
Chandler HS

Mesquite HS
Lincoln High School
Florida Atlantic University
Winter Haven HS

Northern Illinois University
University of Illinios
Delta HS
Indiana University

Wabash HS
University of Louisville
Boston College University
Allen Park HS

Grand Valley State University
Wayne State University
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire

Parsippany Hills HS
Wayne Hills HS
Wayne Valley HS
La Cueva High School

Sage College
Corinth-Holders HS
Duke Football
Hobbton High School

Riverside HS
South Creek HS
St Stephens HS
University of North Carolina- Charlotte

Akron-Springfield HS
Alliance HS
Amherst HS
Ansonia HS

Anthony Wayne HS
Ashland University
Austintown Fitch HS
Baldwin Wallace University

Barberton City Schools
Bay High School
Beallsville High School
Bellefontaine HS

Bethel Local Schools
Bishop Ready High School
Bishop Watterson
Black River High School

Boys & Girls Club of Dayton
Brunswick HS
Buckeye Local High School
Buckeye Trail High School

Canal Winchester High School
Canton City Schools
Capital University
Centerburg High School

Central State University
Chesapeake High School
Chillicothe High School
Cincinnati Public Schools

CinDay Academy
Circleville HS
Claymont HS
Clearview High School

Cleveland Heights
Cleveland State University
Clyde High School
Coldwater Exempted High School

Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
Defiance College
Delaware Hayes High School

Delta High School
East Cleveland- Shaw High School
Eastwood High School
Edgewood High School

Fairfield Union High School
Fairland High School
Fayette High School
Franklin Heights High School

Frontier High School
Gahanna Lincoln HS
Gallia Academy High School
GlenOak High School

Harrison Central HS
Highland HS- Medina
Hiland HS
Hillsdale Local School District

Hilltop High School
Holy Name High School
Horizon Science Academy
Houston High School

Howland High School
Indian Hill High School
John Glenn High School
Johnstown HS

Kent State University
Kings High School
KIPP Columbus
Lakeside High School

Lancaster HS
LeBron James Family Foundation- 330 Ambassadors
Liberty HS
Little Miami High School

Louisville High School
Malone University
Mansfield City Schools
Marietta High School

Mayfield High School
Maysville High School
Miami University
Monroe Central High School

Mount St. Joseph University
Mount Vernon High School
National Trail High School
New Albany High School

New Heights Education Group
Nordonia HS
Northmor High School
Norwalk High School

Oak Hills High School
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University

Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Olentangy Berlin High School

Olentangy Liberty High School
Olentangy Orange High School
Otsego High School
Oyler Local Schools

Pandora Gilboa Local
Pickerington Central High School
Pickerington North High School
Pleasant High School

Pymatuning Valley High School
Reynoldsburg High School Summit Campus
Ridgedale High School
River High School

Rootstown Local Schools Rootstown High School
Rossford High School
Sandusky High School
St Francis DeSales HS

St. Thomas Aquinas
Steubenville High School
Streetsboro High School
Strongsville City Schools

Sylvania Northview High School
Symmes Valley High School
Tallmadge HS
Teays Valley HS

Tiffin University
Tinora High School
Tri Valley High School
Tuscarawas Valley High School

Tuslaw HS
United Way of Henry County
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati

University of Dayton
University of Toledo
Upper Sandusky High School
Utica High School

Valley Christian High School
Vermilion HS
Walsh University
Watkins Memorial High School

Wellington High School
West Muskingum HS
Western Brown High School
Western Reserve Academy

Whitehall City Schools
WIndham High School
Youngstown State University- Athletics
Youngstown State University- Project PASS

Zanesville HS
Cameron University
Portland Christian Schools
Clairton HS

Lafayette College
University of Pittsburgh
Washington HS
Western Beaver High School

Beaufort High School
Fort Mill
Fr Ryan High School
Glencliff HS

Hillsboro HS
Lipscomb University
Tennessee Titans
University of Tennessee

Vanderbilt University
Angelo State University
Texas A&M University
Liberty University

Linsly School