The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding about $400,000 to statewide literacy programs. Eighteen Hoosier schools and districts are receiving funding for school-year and summer reading initiatives.
Duke Energy Indiana President Melody Birmingham-Byrd says funding reading programs is crucial to the state’s educational achievement, saying grade-level reading "is one of the strongest indicators of whether that child will succeed in school and in life."
The projects being funded include a Monroe County Community Schools immersive summer remedial reading program for struggling first- and second-grade students and a four-week literacy camp for Kokomo School Corp. first- and second-grade students.
The summer reading program grant recipients include:
Clarksville Community School Corporation $16,000
Crawford County Community School Corporation $19,500
Decatur Community Schools $14,150
Eastwood Elementary School $6,200
Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools $23,655
Greater Clark County Schools $19,150
Hamilton Heights School Corporation $25,257
Kokomo School Corporation $24,722
Lafayette School Corporation $23,824
MSD Martinsville Schools $22,896
Milan Community Schools Corporation $19,187
MSD of North Posey County $25,000
New Castle Community School Corporation $8,205
North Knox School Corporation $25,000
North Lawrence Community Schools $14,776
Salem Community Schools Corporation $18,560
South Vermillion Community Schools $25,000
Vigo County School Corporation $24,394