Associa President & CEO John Carona along with General Counsel Paul Reyes took part in the National Library Week kick-off in Richardson ISD at Northlake Elementary School by reading to about 80 second graders Monday morning April 13. The little ones also got a special visit from Associa’s mascot, Scout, who gave away signed copies of his books as part of the Associa Supports Kids program.
“This year Associa has been reaching out into the community with a strong message focused on the importance of reading at a young age,” says Carona. “We were just as excited as the students to enjoy the fun morning of reading in celebration of National Library Week.”
“In addition to it being National Library Week, April is also School Library month,” says Northlake Elementary School Librarian Lyndsey Theobald. “It’s the perfect opportunity to bring in a special guest to remind the kids just how much fun reading can be.”
Story-time was at 8:15 a.m. in the school library at 10059 Ravensway Drive in Lake Highlands. Carona read The Library Dragon, by Carmen Agra Deedy, to the seven and eight-year-olds. After the book-reading, Associa’s golden retriever mascot Scout visited the kids and stamped copies of his books with his paw print.
“Seeing the kid’s faces when they meet Scout and get books to take home always reminds me how important it is to stay in touch with the community and give back whenever possible,” says Reyes. “I’m proud to be a part of a company that realizes the benefits of supporting local schools and neighborhoods.”
Associa Supports Kids is a value-added program for Associa community residents, designed to enhance the neighborhood community experience. Its intent is to educate parents and their children about safety, sponsor youth sports activities and help kids lead active, healthy lives. For more information visit www.associasupportskids.org.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.
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