on board Cocky’s Reading Express™
What we do:
Cocky’s Reading Express is an award-winning
literacy outreach program that inspires children across South
Carolina to become life-long readers and learners.
USC students, along with the Gamecock mascot
Cocky, travel to elementary schools around the state to read
aloud to children and talk with them about the importance
of reading. After making a pledge to Cocky that they will
read aloud at home with their family, each child is given
a book of their very own. For some children this may be the
first book they have ever owned or have in their household.
The children are thrilled to receive a book from their hero
Cocky and are inspired to see USC students who show them
that reading helps dreams come true.
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.