ZEO Story: Mykah Montgomery Day in Oakland

By Erika Malzberg March 6, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LEADERS are READERS!

We have a wonderful opportunity to promote children’s literacy and anti-bullying among Bay Area youths.

The Honorable Mayor Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, has declared Monday, April 3rd, as “Mykah Montgomery Day.” Montgomery, Head of Zuora Customer Advisory Group (ZAG), NA Region, is receiving this distinction for her diligent work as an advocate for children — specifically, children’s literacy and anti-bullying through her “Gift of Reading” campaign that donated over 200 books in 2016.

Mykah Montgomery is a working mother; a passionate and compassionate advocate for children’s literacy and anti-bullying; a published author and recording artist, seeking to see our children thrive.

 

Over the past several years, Montgomery has worked tirelessly to educate and motivate youth in Oakland through literacy and positive activities that reinforce good behavior as alternatives to violence—both physical and verbal.

Watch Mykah Montgomery on CBS SFBayArea!

Montgomery states, “The Gift of Reading campaign puts books in the hands of children within our communities to promote a love for reading, a love for self and others (to help eradicate bullying), and foster entrepreneurship. It’s never too early to support a child’s dreams.”

Statistics suggest that one out of four kids is bullied. Statistics also suggest that young males within urban communities who do not read by 3rd grade are more likely to pursue lifestyles that lead to prison sentences.

 

Participation is vital to the success of this effort so please consider getting involved by registering: http://www.mykahm.com/registration[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]