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Jessica Cole

Jessica Cole
Chapin High School
Chapin, SC

In response to a local county’s 19% adult illiteracy rate, Jessica created a preventative program to distribute books to impoverished elementary students. Based on previous research which found that children with easy access to books peruse higher education, regardless of economic state or parent education, Jessica focused her program on elementary school students. To address the literacy deficiency within her community, Jessica has a created and implemented book drive known as Booked for Success. Through partnering with the local community, her organization has distributed over 1100 the books to children at a local elementary school in Newberry county.

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Jessica Cole Read more about Jessica's project (pdf format) and a link to the video.