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South Haven Elementary Library Receives $1,500.00 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy Initiatives

South Haven Elementary School received a $1,500.00 grant to support youth literacy initiatives from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
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September 25, 2020 –Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded South Haven Elementary a $1,500.00 grant to support youth literacy initiatives. This local grant award is part of more than $4 million in grants awarded this fall to nearly 850 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 46 states that Dollar General serves.

Our goal at South Haven Elementary is to provide opportunities for all students to learn, achieve, and succeed.
This grant will be used to purchase popular STEM books and ebooks that incorporate a wide range of reading levels. This STEM book program will help spark the science, math, and technology interest in more students which will help more students choose careers in these fields. Reading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) books is the perfect way for students to develop literacy skills while learning STEM content.

“This year, many teachers, libraries and literacy organizations are facing new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “Despite the unprecedented obstacles, we…

For the complete story, see the October 21st edition of The Lexington Progress.

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