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Mary Kathryn France

Age: 17

Connect on Social: @kakifrance_

 

Meet Mary Kathryn...

Mary Kathryn is passionate about community service, specifically in the field of literacy, so much so that she established a platform called Royalty for Reading, an organization that donates books to underserved students. To date, she has donated 2,500 books to students across the state of Florida and has helped to educate parents on incorporating reading and educational conversation into students' everyday lives.

 

She has been collecting gently used books from school libraries and independent donations for the last 2 ½+ years and donating them to organizations such as Girls Inc., United Way, Boys & Girls Club, and All Faiths Food Bank to be sent home with students to assist in creating at-home libraries. Partnering with nonprofits, she has also helped expand her outreach, allowing her to go to many community events not only to connect with students but to speak with parents about where they can find resources to continue students' education at home. She hopes to further this program in order to make a tangible difference in communities and help to contribute to education equity for all.

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