CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A partnership between TEXAS YES Project and Cheniere Energy will be aiming to foster educational equality, according to a press release from Taft Independent School District.
On Monday, TEXAS YES Project will be unveiling the first "Little Locker" at Woodroe Petty Elementary School in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
These lockers will be filled with books, arts, crafts, and supplies for outdoor activities.
Heather Waugh-Hurta, principal of Woodroe Petty Elementary is excited to be able to provide new opportunities for the students.
"It is important for them so that they can have another opportunity besides just going to the public library or the school's library they could come and choose books that they may not see at our current library," Waugh-Hurta said.
She added that the Little Lockers will provide greater access to literacy by having the availability of books and activities. This program promotes less screen time in favor of promoting creativity, fun, and spending time outdoors.
During the summer the school is planning to provide the students with craft projects that they will be able to enjoy with their loved ones.
Luis Buentello, representative for Cheniere Energy joined the unveiling of the Little Locker and read to the students a Dr.Sues book. He stressed the importance of preparing students for the future and how reading plays a significant role in their everyday life.
"We have to give our children the best chance to succeed in life and one of the main requirements to succeed in life is reading and the ability to read and comprehend and so I think that literacy is extremely important for children, ” he said.
This partnership will help establish Little Lockers across five elementary schools in two different school districts: Woodroe Petty Elementary, Sinton, Ingleside Primary, Welder and Gilbert J. Mircovich Elementary schools.
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