The announcement happened at East North Street Academy this morning which is the school where this partnership began ten years ago.
Now the partnership stretches over more than 5 schools, district-wide.
Volunteers from Michelin go to the schools weekly and monthly reading and tutoring with students.
Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster made a special partnership announcement awarding Michelin the first ever “Partner of the Year for 2019”.
Michelin volunteers passed out more than 800 books as part of their “Michelin challenge education” initiative focus on literacy.
Michelin donated “The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich (Melvin Beederman Superhero ” to every student and staff member so they could share it with their families.
“We are absolutely honored for the opportunity to receive this award. It’s amazing and a lot of hard work went into this partnership and we hope to encourage other corporate partnerships as well with other schools,” said Santora Bowling, Community Relations Manager at Michelin North America.