Dr. Clark School receives $75,000 literacy grant

Dr. Clark School is being awarded a generous grant from Indigo’s Love of Reading Foundation.

The school will receive $75,000 to support student literacy initiatives.

The grant is the result of a proposal submitted by Grade Five teacher Hilary Banks with the support of Dr. Clark’s administration, and the student council.

Students at Dr. Clark wrote letters to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, explaining their need for literacy resources that include diversity and socioemotional themes.

Avery Bath, a Grade Five student, conveyed the importance of acquiring additional resources through the grant, writing that it will aid in preparing young learners for post-elementary education.

Dr. Clark School is one of just 30 schools selected to receive literacy funding from the foundation.

“Receiving the Literacy Fund Grant is unbelievable. It will give us the resources to expand literacy throughout the school,” says Bobbi Compton, Principal at Dr. K.A. Clark.

Compton says the money will be used for the expansion of materials, resources, and books to enhance literacy programming and student growth.

Since 2004, the Foundation has committed over $35 million to more than 3,500 underserved elementary schools and impacting over one million children.



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