Reggie launches 4th and 5th Literacy Lounges
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson visited Burns Elementary and Edison Elementary
on Tuesday to officially open his 4th and 5th Literacy Lounges made possible by Neapco.
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 each lounge to students. The
Literacy Lounges feature Reggie Jackson-themed wall decals, seating areas for
students to read, and bookshelves stocked with 600 age-appropriate books.
were donated by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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