Orton-Gillingham Study Receives Funding
Camp Spring Creek Outreach was awarded $2,500 to fund a study that will evaluate small-group Orton-Gillingham tutoring to a group of 18 kindergartners at Greenlee Primary School. Funds will support a tutor involved in a three-year longitudinal study providing
Orton-Gillingham tutoring from the 2018-2019 school year through the 2020-2021 school year. In its most recent strategic plan, Mitchell County Schools set a goal of 90 percent of third graders reading at grade level by grade 3. According to last year's Third Grade Read to Achieve End-of-Year results, only 49.7 percent of the county's third graders had achieved grade-level reading proficiency. Ongoing reading intervention will help the school system meet its goal and lead to long-term positive outcomes.
Spring 2020 - Grants totaling $25,970
- Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - $2,020 to support a pilot program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
- Mitchell County Animal Rescue - $2,500 to support a spay and neuter program for cats and dogs.
- Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff - $4,000 to purchase food and household supplies and to provide utility assistance.
- Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry - $2,500 for meal pick-up and delivery.
- Pisgah Legal Services - $5,000 to support free civil legal assistance and advocacy to low-income residents.
- The Tipton Hill Community Foundation - $2,500 to provide dental care for low-income people.
- Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR) - $3,450 to provide fresh locally-grown produce to low-income people.
- WAMY Community Action - $4,000 for a home repair program that helps with energy efficiency, safety, and health.
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