OUR "READ WITH THE GR8's!" TEAM
On Martin Luther King Day 2017, Dwight Howard and his foundation announced a partnership with Hands On Atlanta calling on for volunteers to join a new literacy team.
With help from Hands On Atlanta and the Atlanta Speech School, Dwight's D12 Foundation recruited and equipped community volunteers to read to under-served youth in Atlanta Public Schools.
In just one reading session each month at a local school, adult volunteers helped young readers “Be Gr8!” and explore literacy through books which address the social studies and science topics they’re learning about in school.
In addition to training and support from Hands On Atlanta, volunteers received a “Read with the Gr8's” shirt, free dining opportunities from Arby's, and a chance to meet Dwight and receive his personal thanks!