Men’s Basketball Team Joins Literacy Drive to Benefit Summer Reading Program

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The Auburn Tigers will host Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy initiative when Ole Miss visits Auburn Arena on Wednesday, February 23.

The initiative brings together coaches, players and fans around a common cause to use the power of sport to raise awareness of the problem of illiteracy and raise funds for literacy programs nationwide.

The partnership with Auburn University, now in its fourth year, provides financial support for the Auburn Youth Program Summer Reading Program. Fans can donate during the game.

Since 2010, the Summer Reading Program, now offered in an online format, has helped students of all ages build strong reading skills and develop a lifelong love of books. Students benefit from weekly lessons led by an experienced and dedicated teacher trained by the Institute of Reading Development. Students have access to interactive online lessons between classes and are assigned books to read independently outside of class. Classes for K-12 students and for adults are available.

To make a pledge or to learn more, visit www.coachingforliteracy.org/auburn.

Auburn’s youth programs, offered by the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, or OPCE, are an extension of university outreach that sponsors and runs a variety of summer programs designed to educate and inspire youth.

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