School receives $1,500 literacy grant
By Sparta Live | August 29, 2013 12:00 am
Northfield Elementary School has recently been awarded a $1,500 grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support youth literacy programs in the school.
According to Principal Kurt Dronebarger, Title I teacher Teresa Holman applied for the grant to aid students who are in need of reading intervention.
The funds will be used to purchase materials for reading intervention and computers for the children to take benchmark tests, to assess not only which children need help, but also to assign a remediation program based on the areas that need improvement.
Students who do need help take part in reading labs to focus on their specific needs.
“We’re really excited. Dollar General has been a good friend to us,” Dronebarger states. “The local store at Hampton’s Crossroads donates to us a lot.”
This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million to help make a distinct impact on the communities they serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy.
The Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and in that time has awarded approximately $85 million in grants to help more than 4.8 million individuals take steps toward literacy or higher education.