Akron Brass Promotes Child Literacy Through Summer Reading Program
June 17, 2019
Seven Akron Brass employees from the Marketing, Customer Service, Manufacturing and Accounting departments volunteered to greet guests, help kids shop for books, and serve hot dogs and other snacks to attendees. Additionally, Sarah Hay, Director of Marketing at Akron Brass, was a guest reader, capturing the attention of many enthusiastic young readers in grades K-6th.
In collaboration with the IDEX Foundation, Akron Brass also donated $1,500 to “One Community, One Book” to provide back packs, free books and concessions to more than 1,300 Wooster Community children through “Reading Under the lights”.
“Reading Under the Lights”, which is hosted by The United Way of Wayne Country, Holmes County and Wooster city schools, is an annual free two-hour event to encourage learning and prevent “summer slide”. “Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year