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Horizons Savannah Receives $3,000 Grant from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Horizons Savannah has received a $3,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to replenish reading program supplies for the upcoming summer program.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
“We are fortunate to have such a generous corporate citizen here in our community. Their gift allows us to continue to serve at risk students with quality literacy instruction aimed at closing the achievement gap,” says Executive Director Christy Edwards.
Tom Oxnard, President of the Board of Directors for Horizons Savannah, says, “This is great news, because it shows that our efforts are being recognized by national companies who are interested in helping educate at-risk kids"
About Horizons Savannah
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons at Savannah Country Day School welcomes about 150 low-income, public elementary and middle school students each summer to the campuses of Savannah Country Day School and Bethesda Academy. Horizons’ six-week summer enrichment program for low-income students helps prevent “summer slide”– the loss of learning that occurs during summer months. Horizons’ efforts are aimed at eliminating the achievement gap for low-income students in Savannah. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. Last summer, students gained an average of three months’ growth in reading and four months growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854, firstname.lastname@example.org, please visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $71.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.