Brookhaven Youth Education Program Receives $3,000 Literacy Grant
Posted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022
FAmilies United Training Center in Brookhaven received a $3,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. DGLF announced Thursday the awarding of $70,000 in grants to Mississippi nonprofits, libraries and schools.
The funds total more than $3 million recently awarded across the country and aim to bridge the gap between learner needs and program financial resources by providing books, technology, equipment or materials for youth education programs.
“This year, we are focusing on literacy and leadership because literacy is the foundation of all learning,” said Families United Founder and Executive Director Falana McDaniel. “Our goal is to improve the school results of children through this project.”
The Mississippi recipients are below, and a full list of grant recipients can be viewed online at www.dgliteracy.org. The Mississippi grants are expected to positively impact the lives of approximately 5,200 people in the state.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s work to help individuals pursue their educational dreams and goals is at the forefront of the Foundation’s philanthropic passions, and we are proud to extend our ongoing commitment to supporting the education of young people through today’s grant announcement,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General Manager and Chairman of DGLF. “We understand the challenges educators and literacy programs can face and are proud to invest in local literacy and education initiatives to further demonstrate our mission to serve others.”
These grants are intended to help schools, public libraries and non-profit organizations within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center implement new literacy initiatives or develop those that already exist.
“During this back-to-school season, we are grateful to all the educators, school officials, librarians, nonprofit partners and volunteers who are working hard to help students excel and create a brighter future for this generation of children. learners,” said Denine Torr, Director General of the DGLF.
Mississippi recipients also include For the Good of the Neighborhood, in Natchez; Hazlehurst College; and 21 other organizations across the state.