Family Biz Builder Received $3,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support SUMMER Literacy Program
Tunica, MS – June 2021 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Family Biz Builder a $3,000 grant to support the summer literacy program. This local grant is part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s recent award of $10.5 million donation to support summer, family, and adult literacy programs, representing the organization’s largest one-day grant donation in its 28-year history.
Family Biz Builder is excited to be a part of the Dollar General Summer Reading Program. The funding will be used for mentoring coaches and rewards for the mentees.
The Literacy and Education Program presents a Summer Virtual Reading Camp the month of July 2021. The mentoring coaches and FBB team meets online to work on their individual learning path (ILP), reading time and fun games. The mentees have access to an online educational softwares, Exact Path and Study Island. The expected outcome is for each mentee to meet mastery levels on their learning paths, and they will be celebrated and rewarded with gifts.
"For nearly 30 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been proud to invest in literacy and education programs in our hometown communities," said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. "The recent and significant shifts in the educational landscape have made the Foundation’s mission more critically important. As we work to create access to high-quality instruction for all individuals, we share our gratitude for the educators who are working to uplift and empower others. We hope these funds will have a meaningful impact on students and teachers across the country and look forward to seeing the positive impact they have on learners.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports organizations that increase access to educational programming, stimulate and enable innovation in the delivery of educational instruction and inspire a love of reading. Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer, and youth literacy programs. The Foundation also offers a student referral program for individuals interested in learning how to read, speak English, or prepare for the high school equivalency exam. Referrals to a local organization that provides free literacy services are available online here or through referral cards found in the Learn to Read brochures that are available at the cash register of every Dollar General store.
About Family Biz Builder
Family Biz Builder (FBB) was established in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization, serving low-income, at-risk children, ages 5-17, and their families in Tunica, Desoto and Coahoma Counties in MS. FBB’s mission is to provide character, life skills, and educational training programs. The vision is to develop a growth mindset—understanding that abilities and intelligence can be developed, with practice. Visit www.familybizbuilder.com to learn more about Family Biz Builder.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $197 million in grants, helping more than 14 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. Cal Turner, Jr. founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to honor his grandfather and Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate having dropped out of school in the third grade to support his family. The Foundation aims to provide support to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations that seek to improve adult, summer, youth and family literacy initiatives. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.