Taylor Swift Supports Literacy, Donates 25,000 Books to NYC Schools
Taylor Swift -- longtime singer-songwriter, newfound literacy advocate -- just teamed up with the Scholastic Possible Fund Aim to donate 25,000 books to 25 schools around New York City.
Each school will receive 1,000 brand new books through the Scholastic Possible Fund as part of the company’s “Open a World of Possible” campaign, aimed to encourage independent reading among students. Taylor even hosted a webcast back in October 2014 where she spoke about the impact literature and writing have had on her, and how it expanded her view of the world. The webcast has since been seen by over 4.5 million people, and is still available to watch on Scholastic’s website, should you be so inclined.
Greg Worrell, the president of Scholastic Education, said, “Scholastic is honored to join with Taylor Swift who continues to show a passion for literacy and a commitment to spreading the message of how influential books can be in a child’s life. Through this donation, we aim to encourage independent reading which inspires a love of learning and to ‘Open a World of Possible’ for more New York City students by making sure they have access to the very best children’s books.”
Nova Xiomara, the Principal of PS 132, Juan Pablo Duarte School, said of the initiative, “We are really looking forward to receiving these books and incorporating them into our school’s library so that all students in our building can have access to them.”
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