Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Four elementary schools – Berea, Duncan Chapel, Grove, and Welcome – have received $1,500 Youth Literacy Grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Each school will use the money to provide additional reading resources to their classrooms. Data will be collected throughout the year to monitor students’ reading progress.
- At Berea Elementary, teachers will receive a year’s subscription to Reading A to Z, an online curriculum resource that teachers use to instruct students based on their reading needs.
- Duncan Chapel Elementary used the funds to create The Book Nook, an area of reading materials in a variety of genres and reading levels. The Book Nook will increase reading fluency and comprehension and gives students more reading choices.
- Grove Elementary will use the money to purchase Barnes & Noble e-books for the classroom.
- Welcome Elementary will use the funds to purchase nonfiction books for second graders.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s Youth Literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs; to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives; or to purchase books, materials or software for youth literary programs.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to 564 non-profit organizations, community groups, schools and libraries throughout the United States. It is estimated that approximately 315,000 youth will be served as a result of these grants.