JetBlue Pushes STEM in Volusia Classroom
Five hundred books dropped from the sky Wednesday as JetBlue Airways donated a library worth of books to Turie T. Small Elementary School students in celebration of its new daily service between Daytona Beach and New York.
The airline — which will debut its nonstop flights between the two cities Thursday, with the first flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport due shortly before noon — has a tradition of supporting literacy efforts in the destinations it serves. Since 2013, the New York-based company has gifted stacks of books to schools set in markets it has entered.
The book donations give JetBlue an opportunity to get into a community and “show that caring is one of our corporate core values,” said Kayla Carpenter, corporate social responsibility analyst for the airline. “Translating that to a community is the aim of these book donations,” Carpenter said.