We are very excited to announce our first donation of kindles to jump start a reading lab at Minor Elementary school in Gwinnett County. Holcombe Financial purchased 40 kindles for the new Digital Den in their media center to launch a reading program for underprivileged kids at this Title 1 public school. By partnering with the school’s media center, we have assisted in creating another avenue for kids to see reading as exciting, comfortable, and necessary. The students will participate in an all day read-a-thon as part of NEA’s Read Across America Day.
“Many students at Minor don’t have wealthy parents that can afford these devices. As the world moves into the digital age, these students represent the next generation of business owners, employees, artists, and parents — they are the future of our country. And once they have these devices in hand, it opens them up to unlimited opportunity,” commented Rusty Holcombe, CEO of Holcombe Financial. One of the main reasons for Holcombe’s donations is to support greater equity for Minor’s population of students (a Title 1 school with nearly 90% of students on free and reduced lunch). Minor hopes to increase motivation, and help students meet the Common Core State Standards, which call for greater text complexity and increased close reading experiences, and collaborative conversations about literacy and shared reading experiences.
Thank you to everyone that has trusted us to help them achieve independence. This donation would not have been possible without the support of our clients. Our hope is that this is the first of many Kindle donations to come. Thank you.
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