Annual Award Takes on New Meaning in the Aftermath of the Storm
Miami, FL – October 4, 2017 – Representatives of Read Conmigo and Infinity Insurance were at Campbell Drive K-8 Center in Homestead today to deliver free books and school supplies. The delivery is the result of an annual contest and giveaway that has been running for several years. Schools were selected based on votes from parents and the community.
Two of this year’s winning schools serve communities that suffered extensive damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Prizes were sponsored by Infinity Insurance on behalf of Read Conmigo, a family focused bilingual literacy program. Glen Godwin, CEO of Infinity had these comments:
“As an insurance company, our business depends on responding when customers need us most. As sponsors of Read Conmigo, it’s our honor to help the children and educators at these deserving schools return to the business of learning.”
Bilingual literacy translates into increased opportunity. A joint research project published in 2000 by the University of Florida, the University of Miami and the Florida Department of Education Studies demonstrated that fully bilingual Hispanics in Miami earned $7,000 more per year than their English-only peers. In 2005, the National Defense Authorization Act introduced up to $1,000 per month in proficiency pay for bilingual active duty United States military personnel.
Infinity Insurance has distributed over one million free bilingual children’s books through Read Conmigo. The program enjoys support from more than nine thousand educators.
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