Frost Mortgage Banking Group collected 300 books that were used at Open Book Day, held June 4 at the Lockheed Martin Board Room in Albuquerque, N.M., to help children in local schools get a jump start on summer reading. Frost is committed to promoting literacy and supporting the local community, and is proud to be a sponsor of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s event.
Statistics show that children who have not developed literacy skills by the time they begin school are three to four times more likely to drop out of school later on. Over one million children drop out of school each year, costing the nation $240 billion in lost earnings, forgone tax revenues and expenditures for social services (statistics from www.readfaster.com). Frost is dedicated to providing local children with learning opportunities so they can beat these odds, regardless of situation.
For more information, visit www.frostmortgage.com or www.ahcnm.org.