Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards nearly $60,000 in grants for youth literacy initiatives in Indiana

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Thursday, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of nearly $60,000 for youth literacy grants in Indiana.

The grants work to help students and educators reach their literacy goals throughout the academic year.

These funds are aimed at supporting youth literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves.

The grants awarded to Indiana organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 14,500 students.

Statewide grants are part of more than $2.8 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this morning.

Recipients of today’s grant announcements plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help students learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam or learn English.

Local recipients of the grants are the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville, Inc. Evansville Vanderburgh $3,000.00 and the EVSC Foundation, Inc. Evansville Vanderburgh $4,000.00

For a comprehensive list of grant recipients click here.

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