Cocky's Reading Express™ is
a collaboration of the University of South Carolina Student Government
and the University's School of Library and Information Science.
USC students travel the state
with their friend, Cocky, visiting elementary schools across
South Carolina. The students read to the children, and Cocky
helps the children understand the importance of life-long reading.
The program primarily serves students in 4K
through second grade because research shows that if children
acquire strong reading skills and a love of reading by the end
of second grade they are more likely to succeed academically
and graduate on time. Our priority is reaching students
in under served public schools.
All the children are given books to take home, reminders of their visit from Cocky and the USC students. The USC students know they are making reading fun - one Gamecock at a time.
Spring 2014 Schedule
Cocky's Reading Express making a diference
in South Carolina