WYCC PBS CHICAGO ENCOURAGES READING READINESS AS CHILDREN HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE ROSEDALE COMMUNITY OF CHICAGO THANKS TO DONATION FROM PBS KIDS AND OVERSTOCK.COM
Chicago, Illinois, October 13th – Capping off a summer of fun, exploration and learning, WYCC PBS Chicago is proud to announce the distribution of free books to 60 first-grade students at Langston Hughes Elementary School in the Rosedale community of Chicago, thanks to a generous donation from PBS KIDS and Overstock.com. These books will be distributed in partnership with Langston Hughes Elementary and Chicago Public Schools to help foster a love of reading and learning and build kids’ excitement about returning to school this fall.
“WYCC PBS Chicago is committed to providing free, readily available media resources that spark children’s curiosity to support learning and the development of early literacy skills – especially during the summer months and the back-to-school season,” said Paul Buckner, General Manager, WYCC PBS Chicago. “When children return to school in the fall, teachers typically spend between four and six weeks re-teaching material students have forgotten over the summer. We know parents are looking for ways to foster their children’s learning and love of reading, so we’re working with partners like PBS KIDS and Overstock.com to provide materials that will make a difference in our community.”
About WYCC PBS Chicago
WYCC PBS Chicago broadcasts 24 hours a day on Channel 20, featuring a mix of instructional, informational and educational programs, as well as highly regarded primetime public television programming.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry. Worldstock.com is dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world whereas Main Street Revolution supports small businesses across the U.S. by providing them a national customer base. Overstock has additional community-focused initiatives such as a Farmers Market and pet adoptions. Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co. Overstock (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.
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