In 2013 local entrepreneur Luke Colvin was seeking a way to have a bigger impact in the community beyond his successful service based arbor business and Buoy Beer Company was born. The idea for Buoy Beer to have a positive impact on our community gave shape to the Pints for a Purpose program launched at the beginning of 2016. Every quarter our Community Involvement Committee chooses a non-profit to receive $1 for every pint of a specialty IPA ordered in our Astoria brewpub.
This Quarter’s Pint For A Purpose charity – SMART(Start Making A Reader Today)
The program concept is simple: pair an adult volunteer with children for weekly one-on-one reading sessions. Volunteers model the joy of reading, while supporting the child’s efforts to read independently.
The intention of SMART is to positively impact literacy outcomes by providing early reading support, access to books and community engagement to in an equitable and inclusive environment for everyone involved.
The SMART program complements reading curriculum and instruction and is intended to build confident, lifelong readers who enjoy reading and use it as a tool for learning.
CURRENT PINT: BRU-1 Single Hop IPA
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