1/13 - LEARN Sponsorship Boosts Children's Literacy in Solano

By Dilenna Harris

 

Jan 11, 2013 

PRESS RELEASEFor immediate publication 

Contact: Dilenna Harris 

707-365-6664 

 

 

LEARN Sponsorship boosts Children’s Literacy in Solano 

 

Efforts to increase children’s literacy in Solano County got a big boost with more than $8,500 in contributions from local businesses. 

 

The Literacy in Education Access Resource Network (LEARN) received grants of $3,000 each from Comcast and Kaiser Permanente. Combined with a $2,500 sponsorship from Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region; enhancing its efforts to stem the dropout rate in local schools. 

 

LEARN is a partnership between Solano County Library, business and civic leaders, school districts, youth organizations, non-profits and other agencies. 

 

 “This partnership has significant resources to help reduce the school dropout rate, said Dilenna Harris, Executive Director of Solano County Library Foundation. “We are thrilled to receive the support of these major businesses as we increase literacy and technology skills for Solano County students.” 

 

Ken Maxey, Government Affairs Director for Comcast, noted, “We are committed to our Internet Essentials program to bridge the digital divide for students and families and Solano County Library Foundation and LEARN have been very supportive of this program.” 

 

Solano Kids Read, Tutor.com, Family, Adult and Children’s Literacy Programs, as well as the nationally recognized pediatric program, Reach Out and Read, are some of the organization’s initiatives. 

 

For more information about the LEARN program, or the foundation, visit solanolibraryfoundation.org or call (707) 421-8075.