July 11, 2019 by HCDE-Texas
The TEGNA Foundation awarded the Education Foundation of Harris County $11,000 to support the Harris County Department of Education Head Start REAL SuperMENtors Read program. This program promotes literacy and a love of reading for young children. A key feature of the program is recruiting male volunteers to read aloud to children participating in the Early Head Start/Head Start program. Awarded funds will go toward the purchase of age-appropriate book sets from Scholastic, Inc. TRGNA is the parent organization for KHOU-TV, TEGNA is the philanthropic arm. Nonprofits which received the checks were surprised by anchorwoman Debra Duncan at Channel 11. View the story: https://youtu.be/IPM3or9n_xI. Pictured are Education Foundation of Harris County’s Board Chair James Edgar (left) and HCDE Head Start Community Partnership Manager Armando Rodriguez accepting the grant check.