A $2,500 grant from the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. will help fund more reading nooks for children in the community and continue the company’s support for literacy in Bulloch County.
Since 2019, the Georgia Power Foundation has donated $11,300 to Bulloch County’s literacy initiatives. The Foundation’s grants are made possible by the Citizens of Georgia Power, the company’s employees and retirees, and their contributions to the utility’s Matching Gift Program, the Community Legacy Project.
Entries have supported the Bulloch County Schools Book Bus and the Bulloch County Literacy Council’s Bulloch READ initiatives, which aim to:
- Reading: Encourage the setting up of reading corners.
- Surroundings: Foster a literacy-rich environment.
- Access: Increase access to book and reading resources.
- Development: Increase early brain development.
The Bulloch County Literacy Council encourages reading corners at local businesses to increase children’s access to books and help improve preschool and early elementary education in Bulloch County. Bulloch Solutions and Franklin Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, two sponsors of the Literacy Council’s Bulloch READ program, were the first companies to set up children’s reading corners at their locations.
As of November 2021, the council has helped establish five community reading nooks, including in the city of Statesboro.
Reading Nooks are a great way to give children easier access to books, encourage reading, and create a literacy-rich environment for children in our community. Children can view or read books, and families can take home a book from local business reading corners to help build their own home libraries and corners. For more information, contact Bulloch County Schools Early Intervention Director Crystal Simpkins at 912.212.8500 or email.
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