Dr. Santa Ono, President of the University of Cincinnati, is a huge supporter of kids learning how to read!
Together with Brent Cooper, a business leader and President/Owner of C-Forward, is a co-chair of the Read On! campaign.
The "All Stars Read On!" campaign, also organized by Ono and Cooper, is bringing celebrity and sports figures into local schools and libraries to read books to children in conjunction with the Baseball Across the Region program.
As part of this campaign, Dr. Ono visited last Friday the Hays-Porter Elementary School, and posted on his Twitter:
Great reading to 500 CPS preschool students this morning. They are my All Stars #ReadOn
Read On!, the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region’s multi-year, regional campaign for early grade-level reading, has set out to ensure every child is reading successfully by the end of 3rd grade by 2020. The Campaign – led by The Strive Partnership and the Northern Kentucky Education Council, in partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati - has engaged more than 70 cross-sector partners to align efforts around six research-based strategies that will drive 3rd grade reading achievement: 1) kindergarten readiness, 2) school attendance, 3) summer learning, 4) literacy interventions, 5) family engagement, and 6) building broad-based community will, including public sector support. The Campaign footprint encompasses seven counties, two states, and 19 public school districts. In this region, more than 33,000 children (age 0-9) live below 200% of the federal poverty line.
Dr. Ono and Mr. Cooper are willing to go the extra mile to get the community aware of the need for kids to learn reading:
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