31st School Adopted by the Literacy Non-profit and the First of the 30 Schools Funded Through the Engelstad Family Foundation’s Five Year
“Every Child Reads” Grant
Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (October 30, 2014) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the State will adopt its 31st school – Robert Lunt Elementary in Las Vegas on November 6 at 12:45pm.
Spread the Word Nevada to bring books and literacy services to Robert Lunt Elementary School. This is the first of the 30 schools funded through the Engelstad Family Foundation’s $1.8 million “Every Child Reads” Grant.
Spread the Word Nevada’s31st school adoption kick-off ceremony. Students will receive an initial distribution of one book bag and five books to start their home libraries. Every month from there on, students will continue to receive monthly book distributions in addition to various literacy services including the STWN Book & Buddies (mentoring) and Breakfast with Books programs (family literacy services).
Thursday, November 6, 2014
12:45 p.m. – Guest Reception
1:30 p.m. – Adoption kick-off ceremony and Book Distribution
Robert Lunt Elementary School
2701 Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Interview Opportunities: Spread the Word Nevada Executive team and Board members; members from the Engelstad Family Foundation; Lunt ES administration.
About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 2.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 357,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.