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Barings Book Bus

A full-service literacy bus and program that travels to elementary schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas during the school year to inspire students ages 5-11 to develop a love for reading.

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Pick & Read Program

A virtual resource for elementary and middle schools, in which Hugo the Hornet and a Hornets MC host a series of Zoom webinars featuring authors from diverse backgrounds whose books feature subject matter around social justice or racial equality and/or highlight characters of color.

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TechLab

An annual initiative focused on providing equal opportunities around technology in the classroom. In 2022, the Hornets and Barings partnered to provide technology improvements at Johnson C. Smith University, featuring the installation of a 12-bay self-service laptop kiosk allowing students to checkout laptops or tablets at their convenience using their student ID card and 24 new devices.

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Honeywell STEM Project

A multi-week 3D design and printing course, hosted in partnership with Honeywell and local nonprofit Digi-Bridge, for a group of students at Governors’ Village STEM Academy, who created gameday accessories for Hornets player Kelly Oubre Jr.