Last week was my annual PNC Grow Up Great meeting in Detriot, MI. I am honored to serve on the advisory board of this great initiative. It’s truly amazing what they have accomplished:
- More than $109 million in grants awarded since the program’s inception
- 600,000 volunteer hours in the community and a “Great Day” at PNC where over 50,000 employees participate
- Acknowledging the critical importance of vocabulary development in young children’s lives, PNC Grow Up Great partnered with Sesame Workshop to launch their Reading Adventures Digital Storybooks: Words are Here, There, and Everywhere!
- One of my favorite ventures was “We are Amazing, 1,2,3!” a story that introduces a new character Julia, a young girl with autism, into the neighborhood
- Many new projects are on the horizon as PNC Grow Up Great looks to the future
Although I can’t share any details just yet unfortunately, I am particularly excited about an upcoming project of the Sesame Street workshop that happens to dovetail with an initiative of our own this year. I look forward to being part PNC Grow Up Great as it moves ahead, expanding initiatives for young children.
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