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In honor of their Teacher of the Year, The Rickey Smiley Foundation donated 8,000 books to Jackson Public Schools! Rickey Smiley surprised Lashunna Mcinnis, winner of the this year’s award, with thousands of books that will benefit high school students in Jackson. Rickey Smiley had this to say of his donation:

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“It will give them incentives to read. It will empower them to read because a lot of them work. They don’t have the time nor the luxury to go to the library often as little kids do, you know. They are excited about that. and hopefully with Rickey coming and making that presentation, they will be excited about reading and they will want to partake in the reading program,”

The books will benefit this coming summer’s “Read On Program.”


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