Jeremy Marcus with Davis fourth-graders

Can one person really make a big impact? Definitely – especially if you’re Jeremy Marcus!

For the second year in a row, Marcus – a former George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School student who attended New Rochelle High School this year – has made a huge impact on Davis’ young readers. He created, organized, and led the "Books for Davis Drive" in New Rochelle. He collected gently used books for summer reading, and delivered about 2,000 books to Davis this year!

Davis’ students spent their last library class with librarian Tara DeRubeis "shopping" for their free summer book of choice, and Marcus joined the event to help students choose a book!

"We are so thankful for Jeremy's efforts,” said Principal Anthony Bambrola. “It reflects how we can impact the community on a broader level and to do it with his elementary school community is all the more special."

The Davis community thanks Marcus for his support, generosity, and dedication to ensuring all students at Davis have the opportunity to continue reading during summer break. It also appreciates all community members who donated books to the initiative. Happy reading, Davis!