StevenDouglas Partners with NFL player Jason Taylor on the “Read to Succeed Initiative”
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, February 23, 2017 — StevenDouglas is proud to again partner with legendary NFL player Jason Taylor on the “Read to Succeed Initiative” benefitting the Jason Taylor Reading Room.
The initiative was originally launched by Steve Sadaka, Chairman and CEO of StevenDouglas, who continues to assemble a dedicated team of committee members determined to serve as ambassadors for the after-school program, which is provided at no cost to under-served middle school students. The committee is seeking generous community members willing to contribute $1,000 each, the cost for one child to participate in the program throughout an entire school year. Any money raised above what it costs to operate the Reading Room is allocated towards college scholarships.
“We all have the power to make so many lives better. This is why giving back to our community is a huge part of our company culture,” said Steve Sadaka. “Through our participation in this program, we have helped underprivileged children transform their circumstances into great success stories. StevenDouglas could not be happier to work with this Jason Taylor again on this impactful initiative.”
The 2016 Read to Succeed campaign resulted in another extremely successful year, as the committee raised nearly $240,000 to benefit deserving children in the areas of literacy, empowerment and continued education. Since its launch in 2010, “Read to Succeed” has raised more than $1,000,000 for Taylor’s literacy based programs, including $160,000 towards college scholarships, student advocacy and mentorship. To learn more about the program or donate to the campaign, please visit http://bit.ly/2mgjWza.
About Jason Taylor Reading Room
Jason Taylor Reading Room is a comprehensive after-school program designed to address academic challenges among inner-city youth, particularly in areas of literacy. Middle and high school students participate in the program for two hours per day throughout the school year, and are navigating through a rotating academic focus calendar with assistance from a full-time Educational Director, certified teachers and teachers’ aides.
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