After-School Reading Program News

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAOur pilot program at Cordova Elementary School in 2014 confirmed our belief that we are on track in involving younger kids in our program. We are now up to 3 campuses: Howe Ave Elementary (Sacramento), Cordova Meadows Elementary (Rancho Cordova), Blanch Spritz Elementary (Folsom). Program coordinators and volunteers are tracking their reading, attendance and behavioral improvement.

With hard work comes rewards

Last fall, as a reward to a group from last year’s after-school program, Jordan Richards, Stanford’s Academic All-American football player, hosted 50 Playmaker Pups and Volunteers to the Stanford vs. Army game. In addition to attending the game and meeting 275 pound defensive end Harrison Phillips, the kids were given a tour of the Stanford campus. Harrison will be taking the batan for Playmakers as Jordan prepares for the NFL. You can read more about Jordan Richards and see his video here.

We look forward to rewarding more kids for their accomplishments in building character and becoming uncommon men.