November 5, 2018

woman in front of "We Fly" wall at Kokomo Centennial Roadshow

The United Way of Howard County received donations to improve early childhood literacy during the Ball State University Centennial Celebration Roadshow on November 2.

Ball State donated 250 dry erase lap boards, dry erase pens, and erasers to be distributed by the United Way to pre-K classrooms or families to help children be ready for kindergarten. The donation was a gesture of support for the United Way’s 75in5 initiative, a community-wide effort to raise the percentage of Howard County kindergartners’ readiness levels to 75 percent by 2022.

“We thank our guests for joining us in supporting the United Way’s goal to help end the cycle of generational poverty through early childhood education and literacy,” said Delaina Boyd, associate vice president of community engagement.

“Social responsibility is a core Ball State value. It’s so important to us that it’s part of the Beneficence Pledge that we encourage every member of the University community to follow. Since our founding in 1918, Ball State has done more than educate students. We’ve served our neighbors.”

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Our Centennial

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