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Chris Pittner was at a loss for words when he saw what was left of his Sylvan Learning education center after Hurricane Harvey ripped through Kingwood, Texas. His location that educates more than 50 students was destroyed, but instead of feeling defeated, Pittner partnered with other local businesses to reopen sooner rather than later.

Shortly after the storm, Rowland/Ballard School’s owner David Ballard heard about the destroyed center having displaced Sylvan students, so he offered to open his doors and classrooms to the kids. On Monday, October 19, more than 50 of students will pile into the Rowland/Ballard School to resume their education and begin to put Hurricane Harvey in the past. 

“We are pleased to have a relationship with Sylvan and so glad we had the classrooms available at this time. Since Hurricane Harvey, there has been so many amazing examples of people helping people. In the short time we have known the Sylvan staff, it’s been truly awesome to see their commitment to helping children grow and learn,” said Rowland/Ballard Owner David Ballard.

Both Sylvan Learning and Rowland/Ballard have been serving the Kingwood area for more than 20 years. Kingwood’s Sylvan Learning is in the process of being rebuilt, with help from local businesses in the area.

Sylvan Learning has more than 750 locations through North America, transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. For more information, visit www.SylvanLearning.comor SylvanLearning.com/blog.