The Taylor Reading Corps would like to give a special thank you to everyone who supported up at our Celebrity Server event Monday March 31st at Taylor Big Boys. With the Support or our incredible servers, volunteers, and the Taylor community we were able to raise $1770.00
Special thanks to our servers: Superintendent Diane Allen, Senator Hoon-yung Hopgood, Principal Susan Thurston-Dunkel (Kinyon), Dave Gorgon, Principal Stacie Hall (Eureka Heights), Coach Jodi Stoddard, Linda Hamilton, Commissioner Ray Basham, Rev. Geoffry Drutchas, Larry Wright, Ronnie Ruelle, Representative Doug Geiss, Mayor Rick Sollars, Larry Domski, City Clerk Cindy Bower, Treasurer Ed Bourassa, and Representative Phillip Cavanagh.
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The Michigan Reading Association honored the Taylor Reading Corps with its statewide agency award during the MRA's winter conference and convention in Grand Rapids earlier this month.
PNC Regional President Ric DeVore discusses the importance of reading and the PNC Foundation’s “Grow Up Great” preschool initiative at a gathering last year that included Taylor School District administrator Emily Graham. Graham said recent test data evaluated by Wayne State University showed that students in the program are closing the gap on their more proficient classroom peers.
Nearly 80 supporters of the Taylor Reading Corps celebrated the group’s efforts during a volunteer rally Tuesday at the William D. Ford Senior Activity Center.
State Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) is one of the Taylor Reading Corps’ newest members.
Last month, we challenged the residents of the area to support the newly formed Taylor Reading Corps. The nonprofit TRC, organized last fall, is recruiting, training and supervising a network of volunteers working regularly in the Taylor School District. They are focused on improving reading skills through mentoring preschool and kindergarten students. In February, the TRC was campaigning for 1,000 new supporters. As of last week, the count was 1,026 and rising by the day.
The Taylor Reading Corps and the Fur Angels have teamed up to help Taylor students.