Bachman Academy recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. Specifically, the grant will supplement the academy’s reading program for readers with learning disabilities.
“Reading is one of the most fundamental skills a person can possess,” said Mark Frizzell, headmaster at Bachman Academy.
“When you can’t read, or you have great difficulty reading, it affects you in so many detrimental ways. The majority of our students have a language-based learning disability, so these funds from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are instrumental in helping them to become functional readers in a reading-oriented world.”
According to Frizzell, Bachman Academy’s literacy curriculum uses the state of Tennessee guidelines as a starting point, and adds multisensory and other specialized reading comprehension components designed for students with learning disabilities and personalized for each student’s particular needs.
“The program teaches the structure of language to students who have been unable to learn with other instructional methods,” said Frizzell.
“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and chief executive officer.
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning make in people’s lives.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education.
Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $84.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.