Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Higher Education is Magic

Read Along with the Rep. Esther Helton 

We’re grateful for Rep. Helton as she reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” aloud to us this week. This is our last featured reader of the 2020 year and we have been delighted to have such outstanding leaders in our community read to us this summer.

As we look ahead, we value your feedback. What would be helpful to see in these emails next summer? How can we better support families and students during the summer months? Please take a moment to complete this survey to offer your feedback. We want to hear from you!

Higher Education is Magic

Tristar Reads was birthed with the heightened awareness that postsecondary education will help give students the necessary skills to become economically independent. Awarding students with a scholarship for their 529 savings account and encouraging voracious reading habits are things that will help propel students into a future of success.

As an organization, we have advocated for higher, better academic standards that prepare students for success in a 21st-century economy and ensure all Tennesseans are prepared for, can access, and complete a postsecondary credential or degree. With the various resources available, Tennessee students have an opportunity to transition from high school to college seamlessly.

As we begin to wrap up Tristar Reads 2020, we hope to have inspired students across the state to go after their dreams of a postsecondary degree or credential and dream big! We’d like to encourage all of our Tristar Readers to set up a savings account for college. The sooner you start saving, the more time your money has to grow. As we award our $1000 winners in September, we will be donating to their 529 Collge Savings account through TNSTARS. Click here to learn more.

Don’t forget to RSVP for our Back to School Webinar Part II

On September 2nd at 3 pm CT, TennesseeCAN and TSS are hosting an open conversation on perspectives about student learning experiences as school is in full swing and we’d love to have you join. Sign up below. 

*TSR Winner’s Circle*

Last week we asked parents to share first day of school photos for our challenge. Thank you, Sara, for sharing Rhys’ first day of first-grade at Eagleton Elementary School in Maryville with us!

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