The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has partnered with the Terre Haute Rotary Club, the Brazil Rotary Club and the Sullivan Rotary Club over the past four years to provide dictionaries to every third grade student in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties in West Central Indiana. This is a fabulous literacy project. The Community Foundation purchases the dictionaries. The Rotarians go into each classroom and... Read More
Coordinated effort amongst various civic organizations (Paramount Petroleum, Paramount Lady Elks, Paramount Women’s Club, Paramount Friends of the Library, and citizens of Paramount, CA) to help our children with their education. As one Sheriff Deputy said, “If I give to this effort now, maybe I won’t have to spend so much effort later on to get the kids back on track.”
We have given dictionaries for three years. Although we have different students each year, they seem to be more excited each year; news travels even at that age. Scholarships and high grades are given to high achievers, my hopes are to reach someone on the other side of the scale.
This is the 3rd year that our Rotary Club has provided all 3rd graders in Pacific Grove Unified School District with a student dictionary. We are very excited about being able to provide such a quality product at such a reasonable cost! Our members usually purchase any extras for gifts to their children and grandchildren who live outside of the district. This is a... Read More
We started this project five years ago. Last year we expanded the project to include Spanish/English dictionaries along with the dictionary to every third grader. This year we are also including dictionaries, Atlas and Thesaurus for some Junior and Senior high students. This year we will be giving dictionaries to students at the public schools in Carpinteria and Summerland. The schools include Cannalino, Aliso,... Read More
This is our fourth year in the program and we provide dictionaries to all fourth-graders in the county. Rotarians visit the schools to hand out the dictionaries and have the opportunity to meet and talk to the children as we do it. Great program! In addition to helping kids get a better start on their language skills for life, they seem to enjoy looking... Read More
This is 3rd or 4th year we have participated. We believe this to be a worthwhile thing to do. The schools have been happy to have the students get these dictionaries to own. Thank you for the opportunity to participate and help the students in our community.