Dollar General’s Youth Literacy Grants support
literacy programs designed to help students who are experiencing difficulty
reading or are performing below grade level. Grants are available for schools,
public libraries, and nonprofit organizations. Funds can be used for purchasing
books or materials, expanding an existing literacy program, and/or purchasing
new technology for literacy learning. The maximum amount to be awarded is
Deadline: May 18, 2017, 11:00
p.m. (CT), for applications
Rena Rosen and her friend Jenny Levin, both educators, co-wrote The Courage to Be Kind, an illustrated children’s book that educates youth about a number of physicaldifferences, including Apert syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Tourette syndrome, alopecia, birthmarks, and dwarfism.
Sesame Street is providing a different kind of lesson with the introduction of its newest Muppet, Julia, who has autism. Julia was first introduced in 2015 as part of an online-only digital storybook called Sesame Street and Autism: See the amazing in all children.