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MONTEREY COUNTY LITERACY DONATION 09-10-2013 18:30 av

A $5,000 DONATION IS EXPECTED TO HELP BOOST LITERACY AMONG YOUNG MONTEREY COUNTY READERS. AMERICORPS, MONTEREY COUNTY UNITED FOR LITERACY RECEIVED THE GRANT FROM THE GANNET FOUNDATION.  THE DONATION IS EXPECTED TO HELP ENCOURAGE READING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BY TRAINING AND PLACING READING TUTORS IN THE SCHOOLS.   AMERICORPS MEMBERS ARE PLACED AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT SALINAS AND GREENFIELD.   RECENTLY RELEASED STATE TEST SCORES SHOW ONLY A THIRD OF LOCAL STUDENTS CAN READ PROFICIENTLY AT THEIR GRADE LEVEL.

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