Menominee Indian School District gets literacy grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $23,500 in youth literacy grants last month to Wisconsin schools and nonprofit organizations. The Menominee Indian School District received a $2,000 grant.

The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers, libraries and literacy organizations to support a successful academic year throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

Vasos said that, since its inception in 1993, the foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations, awarding more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy groups to help increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.

Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in his honor and has since helped more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.