Rolling Thunder Book Bus rolls into Guthrie with free books

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In the middle of a play-off run, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s rolling bus made a stop at Mack’s 512 Academy dishing out books like a Russell Westbrook assist.

Two students find their way through the Rolling Thunder Book Bus outside of Mack’s 512 Academy. Photo By Chris Evans

The Thunder have teamed up with American Fidelity Assurance Company for a program called “Read to Achieve” that provides new books to school children. The program is a great way to help the community and get great exposure.

The book bus visited Mack’s 512 Academy, 512 Triplett Road, Wednesday morning and gave out two free brand new books to 37 students.  The book bus includes an inventory of at least 3,000 books for pre-school through fifth grade readers.

Cheryl Glover with Mack’s 512 Academy contacted the Thunder and booked the tour nearly two months ago.

This converted school bus travels to schools, community centers, museums, parks and other sites throughout the year to promote reading and literacy. As of today, the bus has dispensed over 52,00 books on more than 600 visits since the program started in 2009.

Photo By Chris Evans

According to Glover, they offer community based after school and summer participatory prevention program. The center provides a safe, educational and fun environment for all youth in Logan County and surrounding areas.

The mission for Mack’s 512 Academy is to provide specialized educational programs and skills building concepts that will help students establish a successful approach to becoming competent, contributing, responsible, compassionate adults.

Their duty is to increase their exposure to constructive developmental activities and to instill in them values and resistance skill that will guide them from the inside. Their motto is “Giving Kids What They Need To Succeed” and that providing an educational program along with the asset building approach, that their children will encounter a significant increase in the number of successes they experience as they journey through school years into adulthood.

For more information you can visit Mack’s 512 Academy on their website.


1 Comment on "Rolling Thunder Book Bus rolls into Guthrie with free books"

  1. That’s really good deal for the children

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