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California NFL Team Supports Literacy Efforts Within Los Angeles Area Boys & Girls Clubs

Rhymes With Reason is excited to announce a partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers that will bring our award-winning, music-backed educational programs to hundreds of young people in central Los Angeles this summer.

The Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund focuses on two main impact areas – Youth Empowerment and Community Advancement – to achieve its mission of creating opportunity in under-resourced neighborhoods so today's dreams can become tomorrow's reality. This mission aligns perfectly with Rhymes With Reason's own goal of expanding access to culturally relevant literacy resources, therefore improving academic outcomes and life skills for students in need. 

Via the partnership, students at four Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles will gain full access to our educational technology. Along with the learning opportunity comes exciting incentives provided by the Chargers, such as a chance to attend a pre-season game for students learning new vocabulary.

From the clubhouse to the fieldhouse, Rhymes With Reason is excited to announce a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs and Los Angeles Chargers. Pictured are three young students cheering near a football field.


Students Impacted
We are so inspired by the Los Angeles Chargers commitment to keeping kids learning this summer. Their initiative to add Rhymes With Reason to their already amazing lineup of educational supports - such as the Bolts Book Club - will allow for our truly innovative program to make impact at a greater scale. Students are so motivated by music, making this edtech program the perfect way to keep them engaged outside of school.
- Austin Martin, Founder & CEO of Rhymes With Reason


Rhymes with Reason joined the LA Chargers Impact Fund team for an exciting launch event at the Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse with youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. Students were surprised when Chargers players Derwin James and Michael Davis showed up to lead their lessons!
We are so impressed with these students' progress; during the program's summer session, 132 students participated improving at an average of 37% between their pre-assessment and their quizzes that they completed throughout the remainder of the summer program.
LA Chargers players Derwin James & Michael Davis pose with young learners from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. As part of an initiative from the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund, the players joined Rhymes With Reason CEO Austin Martin and Impact Fund representative Taylor Chavez to present fun and engaging music-backed literacy lessons during a launch event at the Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse. 
Take a tour of the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club with us! 

The LA Chargers impact team joined us for educator orientation ahead of students beginning to use our edtech program this summer. We had a blast! Thank you to the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club for hosting and to all the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles team members in attendance.
LA Chargers safety Derwin James leads students through an academic exercise of writing vocabulary raps after the College Prep Rhymes with Reason lesson. Students were challenged to write a rhyme featuring SAT vocabulary words such as negligence, ornery, maneuver, ballistic, and insinuate.
LA Chargers cornerback Michael Davis offers tote bags full of team swag to students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles.
Rhymes With Reason Founder & CEO Austin Martin M.Ed. introduces the edtech app and an interactive lesson to students at the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club during a literacy initiative kickoff event with the Los Angeles Chargers. 
Michael Davis and Derwin James of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers read to students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro LA. Their visit was part of the Bolts Book Club experience.  


Expands Reach Across California and Beyond

Rhymes with Reason is a Black-owned educational technology program utilized in over 200 schools across the country and has partnered and collaborated with high profile organizations including Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, The City of Detroit’s Grow Detroit Young Talent and San Diego’s Founders First Capital Partners CDC.

The program's culturally-relevant, music-powered approach to closing the vocabulary and reading gap serves as a refreshing learning experience for youth in grades 2 through 12.
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