Project Mays 2012 recently put books into the hands of 450 prekindergartners in Bryan.
Mays students read books donated through the Business Student Council’s Project Mays to children at the Carver Early Childhood Center in Bryan. (view more photos)
Project Mays is the service committee of the Business Student Council, responsible for the largest community service project at Mays each year. This year’s theme was “One Book, Two Books, Old Books, New Books.” On the annual Revelation Day on May 2, about 75 Mays students read to Carver Early Childhood Center students and gave them books and school supplies.
Project Mays supplemented the Bryan school district’s Be The One Reading Literacy Campaign effort to give books to all 8,500 elementary students and encourage them to read during the summer. Project Mays delivered more than 8,000 books to Bryan ISD children and raised more than $40,000 toward the effort.
Project Mays collected monetary donations and more than 550 new and gently-used children’s books.
“The support Project Mays has received from Mays students, faculty and staff has been incredible, and we are so thankful we are able to work with Mays to make a difference in these students’ lives,” says Leigh Anne Castles, vice president of Project Mays. “The students at Carver were so excited to have college students in their classrooms, and this project would not have been possible without the support of Mays and Bryan ISD.”