The public broadcasting television station in Muncie has been awarded a $260,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to extend the reach of PBS Kids early learning resources in east central Indiana. Ball State PBS is one of ten PBS stations across the country to receive the grant.
The initiative was launched nationally in 2020 to develop new multi-platform media and engagement tools that introduce children to career and workforce options and help them build everyday literacy skills.
“We are excited to be a part of this important Ready To Learn initiative with CPB, PBS, Ball State University, and our many community partners,” said Lori Georgi, interim general manager of Ball State PBS. “We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off our celebration of the station’s 50th birthday and our ongoing commitment to engaging children and families.”
Ball State PBS says over the next four years it will collaborate with local partners to create a “Learning Neighborhood” that fosters a community-wide culture of learning at home, in the neighborhood, and within local systems and spaces.