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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Awarded Holiday Match Grant for Power Lunch Program



Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) has been awarded $1500 as part of the highly competitive Stewart’s Holiday Match. The funds will support LVORC’s Everybody WINS! Power Lunch Program, an innovative reading and mentoring program that increases children’s prospects for success in school and in life. Funding will help to recruit and train volunteers, provide training materials, and purchase age-appropriate, culturally diverse children’s books.

Power Lunch pairs elementary school children one-to-one with volunteers from nearby businesses, colleges and the community. Once a week, reading partners enjoy conversation together at the school, and the adult reads a book aloud to the child while he/she eats lunch. Each session helps students to build enthusiasm for reading while improving listening skills and building vocabulary. Students with reading mentors benefit from the encouragement of a supportive adult.

Since 1968, Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County has provided free literacy services to adults and children. LVORC’s service area includes Rensselaer County and Albany County. For more information, call 518 244-4650 or contact [email protected]

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