“Leaders Make Readers” program highlight of 2012 State of the Community Luncheon
League City, TX — A partnership between the League City Chamber of Commerce, the City of League City and Clear Creek Independent School District was the highlight of Mayor Tim Paulissen’s speech during today’s 2012 State of the Community Luncheon. Over 175 business representatives learned the “Leaders Make Readers” program will seek to pair local mentors with children at League City Elementary School, which includes one of CCISD’s largest populations of underserved students. An initial goal of 50 volunteers has been set.
“This project gives all of us a chance to support our local students,” Mayor Paulissen said, asking volunteers to visit www.ccisd.net/leadersmakereaders to volunteer.
“The ability to thrive as part of a productive workforce is based on the fundamental aspect of reading,” added Jason E. Ebey, League City Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. “Whether it is reading their paycheck or an employer’s operational manual, employees must possess reading as a learning cornerstone and the League City Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a partner in assisting students at League City Elementary in obtaining this life necessity.”
“We appreciate the City and Chamber for stepping up to join us in this important program,” assistant superintendent Hughes said. “Our children are our community’s most important resource, and providing them with positive role models while improving their reading skills is one of the greatest gifts we can give our young learners.”
Present for the announcement was CCISD Board President Dee Scott, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Holly Hughes, League City Elementary Principal Kristina Lasserre, five of the seven League City councilpersons and a number of the League City Board of Directors.
The mission of the League City Chamber of Commerce is to help businesses thrive and together to build a vibrant community. The League City Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit organization supported by more than 400 businesses, professional and industrial firms, community members, organizations, and public utilities.