MIAMISBURG, OHIO – Denver Broncos Safety David Bruton Jr. announced today the expansion of The David Bruton Foundation and its charitable program Bruton’s Books to the Miamisburg, Ohio area.
The Foundation will focus on Miamisburg City Schools and schools across the South Dayton area that reside in lower income communities where students are struggling to read proficiently. Bruton’s Books was established in 2015 in Denver where it partnered with the Colorado Reading Corps and School Partners, both strategic programs of Mile High United Way’s School Readiness Initiative.
In Colorado, through its support of Reading Corps and Mile High United Way, Bruton’s Books is able to increase the human capacity of elementary schools by integrating diverse, smart, passionate and trained AmeriCorps tutors into the classroom. The tutors help children in grades K-3 become strong readers by providing access to additional reading support in the form of daily one-on-one tutoring based on research-based best practices.
In addition to visits to encourage the students, Bruton’s Books will grant funds and organize book donations to designated grades, students and classrooms in the selected schools.
In addition to expanding Bruton’s Books, Bruton Jr. announced a generous sponsorship from his Foundation to support the district’s Campus Quest Project and pledged a total of $25,000 payable over the next five years in the form of a scoreboard sponsorship.
“My background in substitute teaching here in Miamisburg, gave me a better awareness of the need for better reading skills support in our schools. We need to take this seriously and ensure that our children are able to read at grade level,” says David Bruton Jr. “I am happy to continue my work started in Denver in my hometown of Miamisburg.”
Bruton Jr. made the announcement while visiting Miamisburg High School today to present them with a Wilson Golden Football as part of the NFL Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program. The program acknowledges schools and communities that have directly influenced Super Bowl history. Miamisburg High School has been awarded the football as a result of Bruton Jr.’s participation in Super Bowl XLVIII.
In 2015, David Bruton Jr. was named the Denver Broncos Walter Payton Man of the Year and the Byron “Whizzer” White Award nominee honoring a player’s volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field.
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