2019 Rogers Scholar and Taylor County High School student Grayson Wise is helping students at Cardinal Academy realize the value of good reading skills.

She organized a community service project, “Make Reading Great Again,” to re-enforce the importance of developing strong reading skills and foster a love for reading.

During the previous school year, Wise visited Cardinal Academy to help students improve their reading skills and cultivate lifetime reading habits.

“This project meant a lot to me to help children and help share something that I’m so passionate about,” Wise said. “Reading is very important to me, and I know it’s very important in education and for the future of these children.”

An excited second-grade Taylor County student couldn’t wait to get started reading. “She helped me to know how reading will change my life. I love it now!”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.