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Children's Literacy Foundation awards 10 VT & NH organizations literacy grants for at-risk children

Children's Literacy Foundation awards 10 VT & NH organizations literacy grants for at-risk children Montgomery Center Vermont

posted at 10:30 am Wed Jan 17th, 2018 by (WherezIt_Staff)

The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) awards ten organizations serving low-income and at-risk children in Vermont and New Hampshire its At-Risk Children literacy program grant for the Spring 2018 cycle.

The grant provides a fun and inspiring storytelling session with one of CLiF's 60+ VT and NH children's author/illustrators and storytellers; a new on-site children's library for the program; an optional literacy discussion for parents and family members to emphasize the importance of developing early literacy skills and tips for helping children do so; and two new high-quality books for each child to choose and keep. The grant's goals are to promote a love of reading and writing among children at high risk of developing low literacy skills, which is a critical early indicator of a child's future academic and professional success. The grant is awarded biennially in Fall and Spring cycles.

Out of more than forty deserving applicants this cycle, CLiF selected the following ten organizations to receive its At-Risk Children grant in Spring 2018:

* ANWSD Early Education Program, Vergennes, VT

* Bakersville School Title 1 Preschool at the Bishop O'Neil Center, Manchester, NH

* Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Laconia, NH

* Burlington School District Parent University, Burlington VT

* Concord 21st Century Community Learning at Broken Ground and Mill Brook Schools, Concord, NH

* Goodwin Community Health WIC Program, Tamworth, NH

* Littleton Head Start, Littleton, NH

* Montgomery Elementary School Early Childhood Program and Montgomery LEAPS Afterschool, Montgomery Center, VT

* RuralEdge, St. Johnsbury, VT

* Springfield Learning Garden, Inc., Springfield, VT

CLiF's At-Risk Children grant provides opportunities and resources for low-income and at-risk children in Vermont and New Hampshire to learn to appreciate and enjoy storytelling, reading and writing, which encourages their successful development of literacy skills. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, children who are not reading and writing at proficient levels by third grade are more likely to drop out of school before high school graduation. The Children's Literacy Foundation aims to provide children with exposure to storytelling and a wide variety of reading materials both at home and in the locations where they spend time, such as the afterschool programs, childcare centers, and affordable housing communities that were awarded CLiF's At-Risk Children grant for Spring 2018.

Relevant Address(es):
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 (Set as Local)
Concord, NH 03301 (Set as Local)
Springfield, VT 05156 (Set as Local)
Vergennes, VT 05491 (Set as Local)
Manchester, NH 03101 (Set as Local)
Laconia, NH 05062 (Set as Local)
Tamworth, NH 03886 (Set as Local)
Montgomery Center, VT 05471 (Set as Local)

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