Rosebud-Lott ISD Launches Courageous Cougars Reading Challenge on Footsteps2Brilliance

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Contact: Jonathan Shaw

Rosebud-Lott ISD Launches Courageous Cougars Reading Challenge on Footsteps2Brilliance

Lott Texas, September 10, 2021 - Before kick-off at the Rosebud-Lott vs. Thorndale football game on Friday, September 24th @ 6:45 PM CT, Superintendent Jim Rosebrock and Principal Jonathan Shaw, will launch a citywide literacy initiative in partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance to prepare students for kindergarten and ensure every child is reading on grade-level. As part of the Courageous Cougars Reading initiative, Rosebrock and Shaw will announce a 500,000 Word Reading Challenge on Footsteps2Brilliance. The top 3 readers in the Footsteps2Brilliance program will receive an Amazon Kindle. Additional prizes will also be awarded. The challenge will run from September 23 until January 5.

Superintendent Rosebrock has made the Footsteps2Brilliance literacy apps available free of charge to every pre-K through 3rd grade student who resides within Rosebud-Lott, even before they are enrolled in his school. Students and families will have access to the Footsteps2Brilliance libraries of e-Books and educational games on their smartphones, tablets or computers. All materials are available in English and Spanish.

“I am asking our community to rally around literacy in the same way that they support our football team,” says Superintendent Rosebrock. “Just as our football team practices regularly, our young children should be immersed in literacy for at least 15 minutes every day. This is what our challenge is about.”

“The impact of COVID-19 has been severe on learning loss, especially for our youngest students,” says Ilene Rosenthal, CEO of Footsteps2Brilliance. “Superintendent Rosebrock is addressing the needs of his community head on with this innovative solution to start the school year on the right foot. We applaud his transformational leadership.”

Families can register for free access to the fun and engaging Footsteps2Brilliance apps here: The kick-off for the Courageous Cougars Reading Challenge on Footsteps2Brilliance will take place on Friday, September 24 at 6:45 p.m. at the football field during the pre-game show.

“Rosebud-Lott ISD is small but mighty!” says Principal Jonathan Shaw. “We look forward to announcing the results of our reading challenge and hosting a celebratory event to recognize our students, parents, faculty, and community when it is over.”



About Rosebud-Lott ISD

Rosebud-Lott ISD believes that all children can learn. Our mission is to create a supportive learning environment that nurtures self-esteem and physical well-being, while enabling students to reach their fullest academic and social potential. The District accepts the responsibility for preparing students in a changing world.



About Footsteps2Brilliance, Inc.

Footsteps2Brilliance, Inc. is the breakthrough early learning platform that accelerates early literacy achievement by uniting the power of mobile gaming technology with the latest in cognitive research. Footsteps2Brilliance provides enticing, interactive, 24/7 learning experiences that digitally link school and home to give students the edge they need for success in school today and the world tomorrow.  For further information contact:

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