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Grants Update: December 28, 2007

Learning Opportunities for Urban Youth Funded

Tiger Woods Foundation
The mission of the Tiger Woods Foundation is to empower young people to reach their highest potential by initiating and supporting community-based programs that promote the health, education, and welfare of America’s children. The Foundation currently provides grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on underserved youth, ages 5-17, living in urban American cities. Specific areas of interest include programs that enhance the learning process for youth as well as year-round mentoring and tutoring programs. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the next application deadline is February 1, 2008. Visit the website listed above to fill out the eligibility worksheet.


Grants Promote Literacy for Youth

Dollar General: Youth Literacy Grants Program
The Youth Literacy Grants Program, offered by Dollar General, provides funding to K-12 schools, public libraries, and local nonprofit organizations to help with the implementation or expansion of literacy programs for new readers, below-grade-level readers, and readers with learning disabilities. Instruction must be designed to meet the varying learning preferences and needs of the defined target population. Applying organizations must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General Store. The application deadline is February 5, 2008. Visit the website listed above to download the application guidelines and forms.

AASL Supports Innovative Approaches to Reading
The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, has teamed with a consortium of educational publishers to offer the 2008 Innovative Reading Grant program.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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