Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Very Own Book

Grant Gellert, a Greenfield-Central Senior, told Kiwanis about his project, “My Very Own Books.”   Grant is a member of the Student Leadership Academy at the high school.  The academy requires that each senior have a project.
Grant participates in Project Read Up at Weston elementary where he tutors 3rd grade students in reading.  Many of the students would like to take books home but the books must remain at the school.  While working on another program to provide school supplies and back packs to at risk students, Grant realized that it would be good if each back pack had a book in it as well as the supplies.   Last year, Grant raised money and donations from friends, Youth as Resources and the Kohls Cares programs to provide 262 books to distribute.  They ran out of books about half way through. 
Grant would like to expand the program this year so that all the eligible students in the county could receive a book.  The books are purchased from Scholastic Books at a very deep discount.  Contributions can be sent to Greenfield Central Schools, 110 West North Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.  Write “My Very Own Books” on the memo line of the checks.

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