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10 free books for every student
The Literacy Everywhere grant is a 5-year grant that will be used to improve literacy, create a culture of reading and promote reading to learn in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The grant involves partnerships with Alabama Parent Education, the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Goodwater Police Department, the Department of Human Resources, healthcare facilities, and churches. Initial investments have been made to create classroom libraries in every room; high school students had the opportunity to give their input for the libraries by completing an interest survey at the end of the school year. Planning is underway for the Little Yellow Schoolhouse project in which high school students will provide read-alouds on the school bus and parent workshops. The kick-off activity for the grant will be during Back to School nights in which there will be a free book fair with every student taking home 10 free books. The project director for the grant is Meg Masters whose office will be located in the newly re-opening Coosa County Science and Technology Center/Trade School. Masters can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.