NCAA partners with local universities, schools to encourage reading

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  The NCAA partnered with local universities and schools to encourage reading.

To kick off the NCAA Team Work’s “New Readers Become Leaders Program,” a pep rally took place Friday morning. 24-Hour News 8’s Lauren Lowrey emceed the event.

The NCAA Executive Vice President for Education and Community Engagement and Chief Inclusion Officer, and student-athletes from IUPUI attended the pep rally at 10 a.m.

The program is for all third graders in Indianapolis, Lawrence, Pike and Warren Township. All third graders took a pledge to read 30 minutes a day between Friday, September 23 until March 2017.