Bridgestone Corporation

Bridgestone Corporation

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The Bridgestone Corporation Story:

Bridgestone has been an Akron Reads partner since 2013.  In our first year, 17 employees participated in the program.  When recruitment was held the next year, 29 employees volunteered! Increased participation was the result of tutors sharing their positive experiences with co-workers.  Our tutors work at Voris CLC, and the faculty and students have been wonderful. Tutors are invited to the Voris Family Night, which showcases the students’ progress. It was rewarding to see how much the parents and students appreciated our efforts.  Bridgestone’s tutors build a bond with their students and the school.  Participation in AkronReads helps fulfill our company’s vision of being an outstanding corporate citizen.  We are pleased to be a part of this important program in our community.