H-E-B celebrates 2012 Read3 participants

H-E-B celebrates 2012 Read3 participants

Over 100 three- and four-year old children proudly received certificates of completion,  and they haven’t even enrolled in school.

These children were the first graduating class from H-E-B’s literacy program to walk the stage at the 2012 H-E-B Read3 Celebration at the Boggess Center at Frank Tejeda Middle School.

Six Harlandale schools participated in the seven-week program along with AVANCE and San Antonio ISD schools. Participating families met twice a week for seven weeks to learn about phonics, reading, the importance of literacy, and nutrition. 

Children who completed the program received a certificate, medal, t-shirt and backpack. Participating Harlandale ISD schools included: Collier Elementary, Columbia Heights Elementary, Gilbert Elementary, Gillette Elementary, Stonewall Flanders Elementary and Wright Elementary. AVANCE Centers: Central, Fenley and Cortez and San Antonio ISD Herff’s Elementary school also participated in the program.

Students from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) education department assisted lead teachers throughout the program.

This special program marks H-E-B’s commitment to literacy. Last summer, H-E-B launched the Read3 literacy campaign that encourages families to read to their children at least three times each week. To date, over 700,000 new and gently-used books have been collected at H-E-B stores, which will be distributed to various organizations. Additionally, 13 literacy centers have been placed at select H-E-B Plus! stores across South Texas.

Read more about this story at Harlandale ISD.
Learn more about the H-E-B’s Read3 Literacy Campaign.