Honda Gives Literacy Volunteer New Car

Literacy Lab Josie Gavieres won the Honda Helpful Award from Honda Corp. for her volunteer work at Bryant Elementary School. She started a non-profit group that boosts students’ literacy skills by allowing them to read aloud to trained therapy dogs. The award included a new 2008 Honda Element that will transport dogs to schools. At the award ceremony in Santa Monica, Josie was joined by her son and former Bryant student Christopher Gavieres, Bryant Principal Doris Robinson and labrador retriever Groucho.