Whataburger Supports HCDE Head Start Reading Program

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September 7, 2018 by HCDE-Texas

WhataburgerWhataburger is providing support for the Harris County Department of Education Head Start SuperMENtors by donating 1,000 coupons, pencil packs and a Whataburger raffle basket to the program.

The program recruits male role models to read once a month in one of 15 Head Start centers in northeast Houston. The program is built on four principles: Reading is fun. Joint reading positively impacts a child learning to read. Literacy knowledge and skills lay the foundation for reading and writing. Community engagement matters.

“No experience is necessary with our SuperMENtors reading program,” said Venetia Peacock, HCDE Head Start senior director. “Our children benefit greatly when male role models read, and it helps our students develop a love of reading and literacy,” she said.

Volunteers may come from all professions—from fathers to businessmen to educators to tradesmen. To become a SuperMENtor volunteer, call (713) 696-2179 or email arodriguez@hcde-texas.org.

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