Reggie Launches 3rd Literacy Lounge
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson visited Fischer Lower Magnet Academy on
Monday to officially open his third
Literacy Lounge made possible by Chassix.
Reggie Jackson’s DETermined to Assist Foundation, Reggie’s Literacy Lounge has
been created to inspire children to sit down with a book, in a welcoming
environment, with seating and bookshelves stocked with more than 600 books.
“From a young age, I was encouraged to read by my
brother, and it is one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given,” said
Jackson. “I want to help give these kids the gift of knowledge because that is
one gift that no one can take away from you."
received the honor of reading the first story in the lounge to students. The
Literacy Lounge featured Reggie Jackson-themed wall decals, seating areas for
students to read, and bookshelves stocked with 600 age-appropriate books. Books
were donated by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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