Joice Smith

Clayton Homes site coordinator Joice Smith explains why she got involved in the literacy cause: "The era of parents that we have is more concerned with drug and alcohol addiction rather than teaching their kids to learn. That plays a huge part in their kid’s personal lives and their ability to thrive and strive to do better. The parents are the image of what their kids see. And if that is all the kids see and know, they do not think about getting involved with their school or attending summer reading camps." But Joice is determined to overcome that obstacle, with the help of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, where they have teamed up to host Summer Reading Camps.