The Rotary Literacy Foundation recently announced over $70,000 in funding to help improve literacy rates on PEI. They approved the following grants:
-$40,000 to the PEI Literacy Alliance’s Ready Set Learn program which offers free tutoring to elementary-aged children who struggle in school.
- $10,870 to the Charlottetown Boys’ and Girls’ Club to support their school readiness program.
- $5,000 to the Public Schools Branch for the Birchwood Intermediate High School’s Library so they can buy more books.
- $5,260 to Abegweit First Nations to promote in-school Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Math workshops among Island students.
- $5,000 to the Town of Georgetown for a collaborative writing project at Kings Playhouse.
- $6,000 to the PEI Writers’ Guild for Reading Street, a community event focused on promoting literacy.
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