Reggie Visits Bagley Elementary to Unveil Sixth Literacy Lounge
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
|DETROIT (June 12, 2018) – Having already launched a pair of his
signature Literacy Lounges in February, Pistons Guard Reggie Jackson was back
in the community again on Monday to unveil his sixth Literacy Lounge at Bagley
Elementary. Located just north of downtown Detroit, Bagley Elementary is the latest
Title I school to receive a state-of-the-art reading oasis courtesy of Reggie
Jackson’s DETermined to Assist Foundation.
|Bagley’s students formed a high five line in anticipation of
Reggie’s arrival, warmly welcoming the star basketball player to their school.
Once in the newly-christened Literacy Lounge, Reggie fielded questions from the
students, spoke at length about the importance of reading and education, and
even read a Curious George story to
|Reggie was joined by the school’s administration, representatives
from presenting sponsor Tata Technologies, and two lucky students to cut the
ribbon and officially open the new Literacy Lounge. The Lounge offers 600
age-appropriate books, comfortable seating, and exciting graphics of Reggie
playing basketball on the walls.
|Tata Technologies, who was the primary funder of the
program, also sent volunteers to assist in the renovation and installation of
the reading room. The Bagley Elementary Literacy Lounge will provide literacy
enrichment to over 440 students on an annual basis.
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