Waterbury Center, VT: The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is currently seeking applications for its At-Risk Children grant for Fall 2019. Organizations serving low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in Vermont and New Hampshire are encouraged to apply.
CLiF’s At-Risk Children grant provides an interactive storytelling event for families featuring one of CLiF’s professional presenters, an optional parent seminar on the importance of reading together and tips for doing so, a new onsite children’s library for the program, and two new books for each child to choose.
CLiF Program Manager Jana Brown says, “CLiF’s At-Risk Children grant is a unique opportunity to inspire children at risk of growing up with low literacy skills to love reading and writing. The grant provides access to books and empowers children to choose their own books so they experience the fun of reading! CLiF welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of school-based and community programs who are serving a significant percentage of low-income children and families. In recent years, we have served afterschool programs, early childhood education programs, shelters, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA programs, refugee services organizations, WIC programs, parent-child centers, and a variety of other programs across VT and NH. In addition, we are always exploring opportunities for creative partnerships to serve new groups and communities with this grant.”
Applications and more information may be found on www.clifonline.org. At-Risk Children applications are due May 15, 2019 for programs in the fall.
About the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)
CLiF is a non-profit organization whosemission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among lowincome, atrisk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has supported and inspired 250,000 young readers and writers through its literacy program grants and has given away $6 million in new, highquality children’s books. For more information about CLiF, visit www.clifonline.org.