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Key Hyundai Children’s Book Drive Supports Connecticut Students

July 5, 2012

Key Hyundai of Manchester, Vernon Bookmobile, Hyundai of Milford, Jill MerriamSchool’s out! Good news for all the Key Hyundai kids across Connecticut ready to jump start summer fun!

Start the sprinklers! Freeze the popsicles! And…pick up a book!

Kids in Vernon, Manchester, Milford, Fairfield, Derby – all over Connecticut are celebrating, but teachers, parents, town officials – and now car dealers are already concerned about summer education loss: the amount of knowledge a student loses over the summer.

Ready for the statistics?

On average, kids lose 1-3 months of knowledge over the summer!


So I sat down with the incredible Alan Slobodien, Director of Youth Services in Vernon, Connecticut to find out what Key Hyundai and I can do to help.

Alan is amazing, and I learned so much! Listen to this quick wrap up of what I learned about the summer brain drain, and what we can all do:

We can stop the summer brain drain with something as simple as reading, reading, reading!

So here it is:

Key Hyundai of Manchester Book Mobile!

Key Hyundai is sponsoring the Vernon CT Book Mobile, as well as holding a summer reading book drive at our Milford and Manchester Hyundai dealerships.

Key Hyundai book drive Connecticut car dealers

Consider donating new and gently loved children’s books to the Key Hyundai Summer Book Drive! Consider reading with the kids in your life! All books will be donated to underprivileged kids in our community to give them a leg up on returning to school in the fall and to help stop the summer brain drain!

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