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HERO Headquarters provides fun reading space for students

Ha Ha Clinton Dix with Franklin students

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix deserves a Lambeau Leap for his work to promote literacy at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Milwaukee. Together with partner Quarles & Brady, Clinton-Dix worked with school leadership to build a reading oasis for students. The space, known as HERO Headquarters, was dedicated on Tuesday during a special ceremony at the school.

Franklin students now have a comfortable, cheerful reading space complete with carpet, beanbags, and cozy chairs. The area is decorated in a Green Bay Packers theme, complete with images of Clinton-Dix. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 will be able to browse and enjoy 600 new books that fill the shelves of the HERO Headquarters.

Ha Ha Clinton-DixDuring the kick-off event, Quarles & Brady provided drawstring bags stuffed with books for every student. Having books at home is vital to students who struggle with reading. In low-income households, books are often a luxury. Students were excited to unpack their bags and explore their new books

Clinton-Dix kicked off his Ha Ha’s HERO Foundation in 2017 with the goal to support education. Franklin’s new reading oasis is his very first HERO Headquarters, and the Packers Safety plans to open two more new spaces this year.

“It was a great day as my HERO Foundation launched its first Ha Ha’s HERO Headquarters,” said Clinton-Dix. “The importance of education is something that I am passionate about, so I hope students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary can utilize the HERO Headquarters so they can grow in their reading, learning and education.”

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