Jul 19 2006

Graham Announces for $212,000 for Dillon School District Two Literacy Program

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Dillon School District Two will receive a $212,417 grant to promote a new literacy program. The funds will be used to initiate the Literacy for a Lifetime: Creating Literacy Communities program. The program will help to improve literacy and academic achievement by creating student book clubs in grades K-12, hosting visiting authors at schools, updating the library collections, hosting family literacy nights, and providing professional development for library media specialists and teachers. In addition, the program will provide instruction for teen mothers emphasizing the importance of reading to their children. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####