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THE BARINGS BOOK BUS & HUGO'S READING ARMY

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 join Hugo's Reading ARMY. After each program, two classes from each school take a journey through the Barings Book Bus and each student selects a 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 and more.

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BOOK DRIVE

The Charlotte Hornets host a virtual book drive to benefit Promising Pages Books on Break, a free program designed to provide books for children from underserved area schools to enjoy when school is out of session.

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TECHNOLOGY LAB MAKEOVER

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation presented Winding Springs Elementary with a Technology Lab Makeover funded by a $25,000 Education Grant. Winding Springs Elementary is a Title 1 school serving over 700 students who access the technology lab daily. This makeover provided 30 new laptops and mice, 30 new desks and chairs, along with a new table and laptop cart. The Charlotte Hornets are committed to promoting equal opportunity in the classroom.

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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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