Firm’s “power partnership” with Philadelphia READS featured in Philadelphia Public School publication

The Philadelphia Public School publication TheNotebook recently featured Eckert Seamans’ Philadelphia office in a story about its reading mentorship partnership with Philadelphia Reads. The program’s mission is to “raise a city of readers” through quality out of school time programs focused to get children and youth to read on or above grade level by grade 4.”

The April 24 article titled “Center City lawyers help Spring Garden School students improve their reading skills” includes quotes from firm lawyers and staff who volunteer weekly with students from the local school, helping them improve their reading skills through an hour of one-on-one reading. 

“This whole experience is not just about helping kids to read… It’s about fueling a child’s mind and their own interests – whether through reading, coloring, or solving puzzles.  It’s about preparing their young minds for the future,” Roberta Jacobs-Meadway, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, was quoted in the feature.  

Albert G. Bixler, member-in-charge of the firm’s Philadelphia office, told the reporter that he loves the laughs and high energy levels that fill the office when the students come for mentoring.  

“Our office becomes a whole different environment, and we love it!  Just as we’re teaching them, the kids are also teaching the life lessons most of us have forgotten… how to slow everything down, whether in reading or with life, and to take all things into a fresher perspective,” said Bixler.

The full article is available on TheNotebook’s website. (Third-party content may require subscription.)