The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has announced nearly $4 million in grants to more than eight hundred schools and nonprofit organizations across the country in support of youth literacy and education.
Awarded at the start of the academic year to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations, the foundation's youth literacy grants are designed to help students who are reading below grade level or otherwise experiencing difficulty reading. The funds will enable schools and organizations to implement new or expand existing literacy programs; purchase new technology or equipment in support of literacy initiatives; and purchase books, materials, or software for literacy programs.
"Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy," said Dollar General chair and CEO Rick Dreiling. "At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others, and it's exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning make in people's lives."
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Dollar General Literacy Foundation website.