Fostering literacy and encouraging a love of reading to ensure that all GRPS students have the skills needed to succeed in life.
Children with the lowest reading scores account for 33% of all students, yet they account for 63% of all children who do not graduate from high school.
Annie E Casey Foundation
$50,000 To Grand Rapids Public Schools Union High School Library for design/ furniture and technology updates to provide a welcoming and technology-friendly library learning space for students, including reading nooks, study tables, small group learning spaces and a technology lab. This project was made possible through support raised during the Third Annual Ruth’s Cris Cares Charity Golf Challenge in September, 2014.