Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

VKC Reading Clinic Awarded $50,000 Youth Literacy Grant by Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Updated on 8/30/2012 1:50:29 PM.

NASHVILLE (Aug. 30, 2012) - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $50,000 to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic, located in Nashville.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “The Youth Literacy grants are awarded annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s Youth Literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs; to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives; or to purchase books, materials or software for youth literary programs.

In August, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to 564 non-profit organizations, community groups, schools and libraries throughout the United States. It is estimated that approximately 315,000 youth will be served as a result of these grants.

Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. To further this support, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults and families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or for a complete list of grant recipients, visit,.

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic provides intensive, individualized, one-to-one tutoring using assessment and instructional methods proven by research to promote reading; serving primarily children through middle school. The Clinic uses state-of-the-art practices in teaching reading to students with reading difficulties or other students with disabilities who are delayed readers. Clinicians provide ongoing assessments on each student's progress on a weekly basis. This keeps everyone on track; tutor, student, and parents stay informed so that the instructional program can be individually tailored to the student's needs.

For more information about the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic, call (615) 936-5118 or visit the VKC Reading Clinic Web site.

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