Football + Nonprofit = raising the bar for kids

Justin Tuck recently joined the Oakland Raiders defense and is quickly becoming the face of a reemerging organization. Tuck was formerly the leader and Captain of the Giants’ defense for nine years. He helped propel the Giants to two Super Bowl victories and is a two-time Pro Bowl selection. Outside of football, Tuck’s philanthropy focuses on children and education. He and his wife Lauran have developed Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy for the children in his hometown community in Alabama, as well as children in New York, New Jersey and California. Tuck’s program donates money and thousands of new books to underserved children to help combat summer learning loss and to encourage a love of learning. Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy also provides children’s savings accounts to help children make their dreams of attending college a reality. Tuck is a member of Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids.

Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy was founded in 2008 by Justin and Lauran Tuck to bring the same opportunities that made them successful to low-income youth in New York, New Jersey, and Alabama. Focused on literacy, the program began with a simple book distribution, then grew to include an essay contest and supporting materials, as well as grant making. As of the 2013-2014 school year, the program will focus on summer learning loss–a critical issue for low-income youth–and financial literacy, as success in both areas increases the likelihood that a child will attend college. Grants will continue to support high-performing nonprofits in the literacy and financial literacy space.

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