Premier Literacy, a division of Premier Assistive Technology, recently partnered with The Rotary Club of Winnetka – Northfield in June 2009 to sponsor a charitable distribution of dictionaries to over 500 third-grade and special needs students in the Winnetka and Northfield public schools. This initiative is yet another in the continuing efforts of the Winnetka – Northfield Rotary Charitable Foundation to support charitable activities locally, nationwide and internationally.
Ken Grisham, President / CEO of Premier Literacy, explains, `We were approached earlier this year by Dr. Jeanne Beckman of The Rotary Club Winnetka – Northfield to participate in their annual campaign to make dictionaries available to local students. We were pleased to be able to collaborate with Rotary to contribute to a campaign such as this that involves one of the cornerstone elements of literacy anywhere. One of our products, the Ultimate Talking Dictionary software application, is a natural fit for this initiative, particularly with the rapidly expanding presence of digital books and use of the Internet in our classrooms. We wholeheartedly endorse this effort and look forward to continued participation with Rotary in similar dictionary distribution campaigns elsewhere.`
This campaign is part of a much more extensive program known as The Dictionary Project, a nationwide not-for-profit literacy initiative that partners with volunteers nationwide to make dictionaries available at no cost to students. The Dictionary Project has made it possible to donate over 10 MILLION dictionaries to students since its inception, with over 2.4 million given away in 2008.
For more information about The Rotary Club of Winnetka – Northfield, please visit www.wnrotary.org. For more information about Rotary International, go to their website at www.rotary.org.
For more information about Premier Literacy, please visit www.readingmadeez.com.
For more information about The Dictionary Project, please visit www.dictionaryproject.org.