Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL − HBCU Information Network (HBCUIn) has been awarded 600 books from the Scholastic Book Grants Program to supports its efforts to promote literacy in inner-city communities. The Scholastic Book Grants Program, one of the company’s many community programs, is an initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in need.’ Scholastic likes to work with public, private and nonprofit organizations with similar goals to improve the well being of children. To find out more about Scholastic’s community programs visit the website, http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/communityprograms.htm
HBCUIn’s literacy program is a part of its Youth Initiative program, one of its seven key programs, which promotes literacy and provide students with school supplies.’ This donation will go toward HBCUIn’s efforts to promote literacy in underserved communities in the southeastern United States.’ ‘It speaks volumes for a company, such as Scholastic Inc., to recognize our great work with youth. Developing the literacy skills of youth is the first step in solving problems such as the achievement gap, low graduation rates and poverty.’ said Grover Fields, President and Founder of HBCUIn ‘We have already recognized elementary, middle and high schools in Atlanta, Georgia and in Orlando, Florida where we will distribute the books to the students’.
About HBCU Information Network
HBCU Information Network (HBCUIn), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation aimed at educating high school students on attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as their ongoing purpose within the community and continual economic impact of their student body, both past and present. HBCUIn has seven key programs: Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID); ACT/SAT Test Preparation; Career Champion; Financial Fitness; Students Trying, Achieving, and Reaching Success (STARS); Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and our Youth Initiative. For more information visit www.hbcuin.org.