CobbWorks Literacy Council (CLC) held its fourth annual Are You Smarter Than a 10-Year-Old Fundraiser on May 10 at The Mansour Center in Marietta. The money raised will go towards building resources and supporting programs that help increase literacy in Cobb County.
Company teams, including InfoMart, the Atlanta Braves, SJV & Associates, Georgia Lottery Corporation, The Home Depot and Beazley/Troutman, competed against each other answering grade school level questions to see which team was “smarter than a 10-year-old.” In the end, SJV & Associates reigned victorious and took home the 2018 Smarty Pants award. The friendly competition helped the CLC raise more than $18,000. Along with team sponsorships, the money raised came from raffle ticket sales, a silent auction as well as generous donations from individuals and companies.
The charitable funds will allow CobbWorks Literacy Council to continue to promote literacy and education in the Cobb County community and workforce. With the proceeds of this successful event, CLC will grow their partnership with YELLS (Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading and Serving) by providing laptops to support digital literacy courses. In addition, the CLC will support Early Literacy Homebound, a program that promotes and supports literacy to entire households where an elementary age child may be struggling with reading. CobbWorks Literacy Council will also be providing scholarships totaling $2500 to four deserving Marietta High School students looking to go to technical schools and gain certifications in a high demand field.