Sebco Books and the LeBron James Family Foundation Team Up To Provide Books for Akron Students
The Foundation's 'Wheels for Education' kids to receive library books to support their commitment to stay in school
Sebco Books is proud to announce a new partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide reading books and eBooks to students in the Foundation's Wheels for Education (WFE) program. Hundreds of hardcover reading books, covering a variety of topics ranging from fiction to history, will be given to WFE students to supplement their after-school learning as they work towards their goal of high school graduation.
"To be able to use our resources to support LeBron James' efforts in his hometown is one of the most exciting things we have done in our 30 years in business," said Phil Comer, President and CEO of Sebco. "We are honored and humbled to be able to help this great cause in any manner possible."
The books have been strategically selected to fit each student's reading-level needs and approved by local Akron teachers as tools that aid in the WFE kids' literacy and learning. As a pillar program of the LeBron James Family Foundation, the Wheels for Education program serves as an educational resource for 461 Akron Public School students. Founded in 2011 in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, this groundbreaking initiative provides students with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school.
"For Sebco Books to contribute to the continued education of our kids means the world to us," said Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. "To many people, these might just be ordinary books, but to these kids, these books are the keys to their future. They take their commitment to graduating from high school very seriously, and it is these kinds of partnerships that make it possible for us to help them achieve that goal."
Based in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Sebco Books has been serving the school library market and the public library market with print library books throughout the nation for over 30 years.
"As one of the leading library book distributors in the country, we have a firm commitment to the education of children," said Danny Comer, Vice President of Sebco. "Being able to use our relationships with thousands of public and school libraries across the United States to help provide kids, like those at the LeBron James Family Foundation, with books is something we enjoy and truly believe in."