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Save the Children, Arkansas Rural Literacy Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

Save the Children will use the FY 2010 congressionally-directed funds towards rural literacy programs at Woodruff Primary School and two other schools that are to be determined targeting children reading below grade level and are thus at-risk of academic failure. In addition to directly helping children, the programs promote sustainable development in partner communities by training parents, paraprofessionals and teachers and by investing in school libraries and educational technology. Each program uses Save the Children's research-based literacy model, which has been designed especially to be cost-effective in rural communities and has a proven track record of helping student read at grade level. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2010