A Literacy Initiative of Patrick Peterson's Foundation for Success
Rodolfo Parga, Jr., managing shareholder at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite and board member of Patrick Peterson's Foundation for Success, introduced Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals' Cornerback, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that unveiled the first "Patrick's Corner" at Nevitt Elementary School on January 13, 2015.
"Our firm is focused on giving back to the community, with a particular emphasis on children and education," said Parga. "Patrick's Foundation for Success is a perfect fit for us because it provides children access to books and encourages learning."
"Patrick's Corner" aims to provide at-risk elementary students access to books and a safe environment for them to read with their family and friends. The firm sponsored the installment of the first "Patrick's Corner" at Nevitt Elementary School located in south Phoenix. "Patrick's Corner" aims to encourage students to read for enjoyment, help expose them to a variety of books and allow them to find pleasure in reading on their journeys to become life-long readers.
The Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success aims to install eight "Patrick's Corners" in Title I schools and inner-city community centers throughout Arizona by the end of 2017 to make more than 20,000 books available to more than 5,000 children annually.
About The Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success
The mission of the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success is to provide low-income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. Visit www.patrickpeterson.org to learn more/