Sebco Books, LeBron James Foundation to Provide Books for Akron Students

by February 22, 2013

From our friends at Sebco Books:

February 22, 2013 – Sebco Books is proud to announce a new partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide reading books and eBooks to students in the Foundation’s Wheels for Education (WFE) program. Hundreds of hardcover reading books, covering a variety of topics ranging from fiction to history, will be given to WFE students to supplement their after-school learning as they work towards their goal of high school graduation.

“To be able to use our resources to support LeBron James’ efforts in his hometown is one of the most exciting things we have done in our 30 years in business,” said Phil Comer, President and CEO of Sebco. “We are honored and humbled to be able to help this great cause in any manner possible.”

The books have been strategically selected to fit each student’s reading-level needs and approved by local Akron teachers as tools that aid in the WFE kids’ literacy and learning. As a pillar program of the LeBron James Family Foundation, the Wheels for Education program serves as an educational resource for 461 Akron Public School students. Founded in 2011 in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, this groundbreaking initiative provides students with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school.

“For Sebco Books to contribute to the continued education of our kids means the world to us,” said Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “To many people, these might just be ordinary books, but to these kids, these books are the keys to their future. They take their commitment to graduating from high school very seriously, and it is these kinds of partnerships that make it possible for us to help them achieve that goal.”

Based in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Sebco Books has been serving the school library market and the public library market with print library books throughout the nation for over 30 years.

“As one of the leading library book distributors in the country, we have a firm commitment to the education of children,” said Danny Comer, Vice President of Sebco. “Being able to use our relationships with thousands of public and school libraries across the United States to help provide kids, like those at the LeBron James Family Foundation, with books is something we enjoy and truly believe in.”

About Sebco Books

Sebco Books is a family owned business based in Fort Lauderdale Florida. With a national sales and support team with over 100 years of combined experience, Sebco provides library bound print books and Ebooks to public libraries and school libraries throughout the country. Founded in 1984 by Phil Comer who currently serves as president and CEO, Sebco Books mission is to be the leader in library book distribution to schools and public libraries and to provide unparalled customer service to each of those institutions. Our business principles are founded in our mission to help librarians accomplish their goals.

About the LeBron James Family Foundation

Founded in 2004, the LeBron James Family Foundation empowers children and single-parent households through innovative programming and initiatives, strengthening the ties between family members and building hope through education, physical fitness and better health for those who are dealing with adversity The LeBron James Family Foundation is aggressively implementing initiatives that have real, meaningful impact in the lives of children across the United States.  Staffed entirely by volunteers, including LeBron’s mother Gloria, fiancée Savannah Brinson, and business partner Maverick Carter, the LJFF staff is dedicated to carrying out this mission.

About Wheels for Education

In 2011, in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, the LeBron James Family Foundation began working on the high school dropout crisis facing the Akron community and launched “Wheels for Education.” This groundbreaking initiative targets third graders and provides them with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school. This year, the Foundation took the core values of the Wheels for Education and created a national initiative with the “I PROMISE ™” network, encouraging kids, adults, teams, organizations and others to make a personal commitment to create positive change in their lives and the world around them.