United Way of Colquitt County, GA, was featured in local media for their annual Dictionary Project. Backed by donors in their community, the group aims to provide a dictionary to every third grade student in Colquitt County School District. Members of several organizations like the Moultrie Federated Guild and Moultrie Junior Woman’s Club donated their time to visiting local classrooms and teaching dictionary skills... Read More
Rocky Roland, President of the Kiwanis Club of Alpena, Michigan, sent us a note expressing his gratitude for the Dictionary Project. He shared with us that the club had provided a feedback survey for the teachers at the schools they visit, so that they could gauge the reaction to dictionary donations. In the survey, they asked if they should continue the project, or if... Read More
9 year old Izabela Garcia was so excited when she received her dictionary this year that she was inspired to start a project of her own! So far, she has visited 10 schools in Wisconsin and donated over 500 dictionaries. This is all in the span of just a couple of months. The Dictionary Project is so grateful to Izabela for her contribution to... Read More
The Rotary Club of Delray Beach donated over 1,800 dictionaries to third graders in their community this year. Jessica Rosato, a Rotarian, is quoted in local media saying, “Children need their own dictionaries to be able to develop their reading and writing skills and become resourceful learners…Thanks to the Delray Beach Rotary Club, many students now have their own personal dictionaries that will hopefully... Read More
The Arlington Kiwanis Club, in conjunction with the Friends of the Arlington Library, donate dictionaries to local students every year. This year, they estimate they have provided between 600-700 third graders with their own copies of ‘The Best Dictionary for Students’, which also includes information like sign language, braille, and the longest word in English. Their hope is that these books will help the... Read More
The Middletown Odessa Rotary Club was featured in local media for their 2018 Dictionary Project. The club has participated for over 13 years. This year, they donated to nearly 900 students in Appoquinimink School District. Helen Weinheimer, who helps to head up the club’s dictionary efforts, said, “The most important thing is each child uses the dictionary in their work throughout the school year... Read More
Members of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Cantonment, FL, visited a local elementary school last month. Nearly 400 students at Jim Allen Elementary School received dictionaries of their own. The church has participated in the Dictionary Project for the last three years.
The Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant, MI, sent pictures from their 2018 Dictionary Project. Here, they pose with students from two schools, Fancher Elementary and Beal City Elementary. This is the tenth year that the Kiwanians have participated in the project. Since 2008, they have donated over 5,800 dictionaries.
The Groton South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 39 presented 47 third graders with dictionaries. The Groton Area Elementary School students (pictured above with club members Tami Zimney, Deb McKiver, and junior member Hailey Pray) will learn dictionary skills in their classrooms throughout the rest of the school year. The Groton SD American Legion Auxiliary Unit #39 has participated in the Dictionary Project... Read More