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Mountain T.O.P. receives $3,000 grant to support literacy

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:47 pm

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Mountain T.O.P, Inc a $3,000 grant to support summer literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.
“I look forward to sharing Love in a Big World with this year’s day campers. Thanks to the DG Literacy Foundation we will be able to share a program that strengthens our summer literacy efforts while using a curriculum designed to build resiliency in youth.” Julie Keel, Associate Executive Director, Mountain T.O.P.
Mountain T.O.P. is excited about the opportunity to further build upon the strengths of our community and enhance efforts to support literacy through reducing summer learning loss. Utilizing Love in a Big World, a social-emotional learning curriculum, Mountain T.O.P. will incorporate multiple, daily literacy activities into their annual summer day camp programs for Grundy County youth. Beyond reinforcing a love for reading, this program explores 24 essential character traits fostering social competence and healthy problem solving.
“We are honored to fund literacy and education initiatives, which support our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 and a legacy of helping people improve their lives through literacy and education. Including this grant, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided more than $154 million in funding to help more than 10 million people. We believe these programs can have a positive impact on the communities we serve and we look forward to continuing to partner with organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.