INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY IS VERY IMPORTANT & WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO THAT THAN WITH OUR FUTURE.
In 2007, TTL piloted a program in Tuscaloosa, AL at Martin Luther King Elementary School. Building on a reading program already initiated in the school system, TTL provided $5000 towards incentives for students reading and comprehension. Our goal is to help increase literacy and encourage reading skills of elementary school children. Students acquire “reading bucks” after successfully completing a comprehension test. They can save and exchange the bucks for prizes, purchased by TTL, such as bikes, footballs, dolls, games and more.
The program has been so successful and well received, that by 2010 we had incorporated it in 5 other cities in the Southeast where TTL has a office. And the Engineers’ Leadership Foundation has started a leadership group of engineers to pilot a nationwide reading program called “Engineering Better Readers” modeled after our program. Today this program is implemented in cities like Denver, CO; Newark, NJ; and Houston, TX.
Our hope is that other businesses throughout our communities see the great value of increasing literacy skills of elementary school children and adopt this model for a school in their community.
Our school partners are:
Crestmont Elementary – Northport, AL
DC Wolfe Elementary – Shorter, AL
Somerville Road Elementary – Decatur, AL
J.L. Lomax Elementary – Valdosta, GA
Turner Elementary – Albany, GA
J.E. Moss Elementary- Nashville, TN