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THE BARINGS BOOK BUS & HUGO'S ALL STAR READERS

The Hornets Foundation launched the Barings Book Bus, a full-service literacy bus and program that inspires students ages 5 through 11 to develop a love for reading. During the school year, the Barings Book Bus travels to elementary schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas, and Hugo the Hornet performs an interactive and entertaining program that motivates students to pick up a book and enter Hugo's All Star Readers. After each program, one class from each school takes a journey through the Barings Book Bus and each student selects a brand new book to take home. The Barings Book Bus is a year-round program, and during the summer you can find Hugo and the Barings Book Bus performing shows for the YMCA’s Y-Readers program, the YWCA and Charlotte-Mecklenburg libraries.

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HORNETS PICK & READ LITERACY PROGRAM

The Hornets Pick & Read Literacy Program is an incentive-based reading program designed to promote the importance of self-selected reading and help develop avid, high-volume readers in our community. Pick & Read aims to motivate students to read more outside of school hours by rewarding their accomplishments with praise, recognition and Hornets prizes!

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HORNETS MATH HOOPS

Hornets Math Hoops is a fast-paced board game and mobile app that teaches students fundamental math skills through the actual statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. The Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills. It has been shown to improve students’ basic math skills and understanding of statistics, while helping them to collaborate more effectively with their peers.

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HORNETS EDUCATION GRANTS

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation awards $50,000 annually to enhance education programs in Mecklenburg County. The Education Grants program funds high-need education-related projects at public schools and nonprofit education programs in the Charlotte area. Public schools and nonprofit organizations that support public education in Mecklenburg County are eligible to apply.

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