Nine schools receive a Prairie Public Literacy Grant
Wednesday, January 11, 2012Category:
Fargo, N.D., December 28, 2011— Share A Story Family Literacy Grants have been awarded to nine schools across the region. The grants provide resources for schools to create a Family Literacy Event open to the community. Family Literacy Events strive to meet local and state needs in the Prairie Public viewing area by providing an opportunity for educators, children, parents, and community members to reaffirm their commitment to the importance of 21st century literacy while engaging in fun and interactive experiences.
The events offer multiple activities where children and families can be educated, entertained, involved, and inspired and may be held all day, half-day, or in the evening. The planning team decides what will work best in its community.
The Minnesota schools selected for the grants include Win-E-Mac (Erskine), Grant County, Henning, and Mahnomen. The North Dakota schools selected include Glen Ullin, Ellendale, McKinley (Fargo), Burlington, and Kulm.
As a partner, Prairie Public provides to grant recipients $500 cash stipends, $250 towards PBS character rental and shipping, a new children’s book for each child at the events, a free staff workshop, family literacy event promotion on Prairie Public’s television and radio networks, a comprehensive binder of step-by-step instructions for organizing the Family Literacy Events, and other services/materials offered by Prairie Public such as planning support, literacy activities, literacy materials, and balloons.