Men’s basketball team joins literacy campaign to benefit summer reading program

Published: February 18, 2022

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

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

The partnership with Auburn University, now in its fourth year, provides financial support to Auburn Youth Program’s summer reading program. Fans can make a donation 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 enjoy weekly classes led by an experienced, 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. Courses for K-12 students and adults are available.

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Auburn Youth Programs, offered through the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, or OPCE, is an extension of University Outreach that sponsors and executes a variety of summer programs designed to educate and inspire youth.

Submitted by: Amanda Salatto