“The iPad initiative is another great example of Rotary looking to give students a chance at a better life.  Helping our limited English learners is proof positive that the long-standing tradition of service above self is alive and well with this initiative.”
Jay Morrow, Ed.D., Superintendent
United Township High School District #30 
“The East Moline/Silvis Rotary Club is taking an active role in promoting literacy in local schools through their iPad literacy project.  The use of iPad’s will provide students with an additional platform to read books outside of the school day.  Students will also have the opportunity to utilize this technology in classroom learning centers throughout the school day.   These opportunities are a fundamental step in providing students with varied approaches to learning that will ultimately improve reading and writing skills and lead to better outcomes later in life.”
Terri S. VandeWiele, Ed.D., Superintendent
Silvis School District #34
“In the East Moline School District, we want to lift all children up and give them the supports needed to be successful members of our community.  By equipping our children with the tools necessary to be reading at grade level, we know the impact it can have on the entire community and hope that we can build that support to make this happen.”
Kristin Humphries, Superintendent
East Moline School District #37
“We see the importance of literacy every day in our ESL program. Well educated and successful immigrants from around the world are unable to access the opportunities we take for granted right here in the Quad-Cities because of language barriers. We intend to lower or totally remove those barriers for our area youth with the East Moline/Silvis Rotary Club’s iPad literacy project. The statistics are alarming and the costs to our community are real. This project is our opportunity to reverse the trend.” 
Bettie A. Truitt, Ph.D., President
Black Hawk College
“One of the key initiatives of Q2030 is ensuring that children throughout the Quad Cities region are ready to succeed in school, and research shows that being up to grade level reading can be the difference between a child excelling or struggling in school. When we all work together as a community toward these goals, we have the power to transform our region. We commend these great community volunteers for their work and commitment to supporting the students who are our next generation of workforce.”
Tara Barney, CEO
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce