Tell me and I FORGET.  Teach me and I REMEMBER.  Involve me and I LEARN.   ~ Benjamin Franklin

Brackett ISD Receives $2,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy

“Brackett ISD is grateful for this award as it will enable our district to purchase ebooks for students to access on their mobile devices.  It is our goals to provide our students various platforms for them to access reading opportunities,” says Librarian, Mrs. Bonnie Brotherton.  “Our district is in the last phase of our 1:1 student technology initiative and will continue to seek opportunities such as this one as we continue to implement technology and strive to provide our students with the very best education”, added Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Guillermo Mancha.

 “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Dollar General’s mission is Serving Others, and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education.”

To date, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy organizations as part of its commitment to increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.

 Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education. In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in his honor and has since helped more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test.  Customers may receive a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services by picking up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card available at the cash register of every Dollar General store, which can be mailed in for information.

Submitted by:  Alma Gutierrez, Grant Writer

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