HCSOF and CITGO Supports a Collaborative Community Project with the HCSO – Kindling Young Minds

May 25, 2017

Sheriff Ed Gonzales, representatives of CITGO, HISD and Alief school administrators and Katrina Arnim – Executive Director of the HCSOF gathered for recent presentations to recognize local students who have demonstrated a commitment to their education with “perfect attendance” for the 2016-2017 school year.

HCSOF has joined in support of the Kindling Young Minds program to provide funding for the purchase of Kindle Readers that are awarded to middle and high school students to encourage on-going learning and summer reading.

Studies have shown that educational opportunities for learning and literacy decrease the likelihood of juvenile encounters with law enforcement as there is a direct link between illiteracy and the potential for incarceration.

Students from Alief and Spring Branch ISD have also been selected to receive individual Kindles to encourage on-going learning, education and literacy. This collaborative project was made possible with the joint support of CITGO’s Fueling Good, “Kindling Young Minds” program in collaboration with HCSOF and the HCSO.

“HCSOF – Philanthropy” + “HCSO – Law Enforcement” + “CITGO – Corporate Partnership” = BIG IMPACT for our local community by supporting literacy and reducing the risk for incarceration.