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Ridge Elementary Receives $2,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Ridge Elementary School has received a $2,000 grant to support summer literacy from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits, and organizations across the communities which Dollar General serves.

Superintendent Irma Trosclair states, “Education does not end when students leave a school campus. It is a process that continues every single day. Through the support of our community partners such as Dollar General, we can help our students continue reading throughout the summer and expose them to new ideas. Reading during the summer months is vitally important as it helps to decrease the loss of learning that can happen during summer breaks.”

Many students do not live close to a public library, or have transportation to get to the public library. Therefore, this grant will provide as many students as possible with a small bag of books on their reading level.  These books will keep students actively reading throughout the summer.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.