A $75,000 academic grant was awarded to Vare- Washington Elementary School to design and build Howard’s Homeroom. This special oasis in the school is an interactive, baseball- themed reading room filled with hundreds of books, comfortable reading nooks, desktop computers, and iPads for students to read, create, and dream.
At the start of the 2013-14 school year, Vare-Washington Elementary of the Philadelphia School District partnered with The Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation to complete Ryan’s Reading Challenge, a Kindergarten through third-grade literacy program to engage students to read. Students were challenged to read 20 minutes a day, 7 days a week. In return, our Foundation designed, created, and rewarded the students of Vare-Washington with Howard’s Homeroom.
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