reading & Literacy
ColeMinds is a reading literacy program focused on encouraging students in K-9 to read at least 15 minutes a day. Piloted in several Dayton Public Schools, the purpose of the program is to ensure that every child is able to read increasing their aptitude for learning in all subjects. Reading develops a number of skills including language, communication, logic, concentration and discipline. By supporting reading literacy, the foundation is supporting holistic development.
A character and leadership development program for student athletes, the program is designed to develop youth beyond their athletic abilities. The program encourages social responsibilities and life skills need to be productive members of society. Students will participate in community service activities as well as have opportunities to receive mentorship from Norris, community leaders and other professional athletes. Students participating in the program will be able to earn scholarships for credentials and/or degrees beyond high school. Scholarships are contingent upon funding.