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Whataburger Supports HCDE Head Start Reading Program

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. Source: HCDE