The Dollar General Literacy Foundation in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, has announced youth literacy grants totaling more than $3.4 million.
Awarded at the start of the academic year to more than nine hundred schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations, the grants are designed to help students who are reading below grade level or otherwise experiencing difficulty reading by enabling schools and nonprofits to implement new or expand existing literacy programs; purchase new technology or equipment in support of literacy initiatives; and/or purchase books, course materials, and software for their literacy programs.
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries, and nonprofit literacy organizations," said Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos. "Dollar General's mission is 'serving others,' and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception twenty-five years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education."
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