March 14, 2008: Miami, FL – FineAwards.com of Hollywood, Florida has partnered with the Russell Life Skills and Reading Room Foundation as the official crystal award sponsor.
The Russell Life Skills and Reading Room Foundation is dedicated to providing young people with the fundamental tools essential to success. It does this by emphasizing the importance of reading as a purely educational tool and as a means through which young people can experience the world beyond their immediate communities. They “Open Books to Open Doors”.
Miami Dolphins linebacker, Twan Russell was concerned about the high illiteracy rate of inner city youth and the lack of educational reinforcement resources available to them. He and his mother, Mrs. Corliss Russell – a former educator, embarked on an awesome journey to eradicate illiteracy among high-risk groups. As a young man, Twan’s dream came to fruition because of his interest in books. Now, his focus is to pass on a legacy of reading to this generation of youth and increase their chances of becoming productive and successful citizens. Twan currently serves as Director of the Miami Dolphins’ Youth and Community Programs.