MARESA Receives Grant for Reading Programs in Marquette and Alger Counties

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MARESA recieves grant for reading programs in Marquette and Alger County


MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency has received grant funding to assist in programs to develop reading skills in area youth.

The MARESA AmeriCorps Program, “Get Ready Get Reading”, has received a $149,800 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The grant will support twelve AmeriCorps members who will provide focused one-to-one or small-group tutoring using evidence-based reading interventions and progress monitoring specifically targeted to the most prominent area of reading need by grade level. Service will take place in the K-12 schools across Marquette and Alger counties.

In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 48-60 volunteers trained to locate, prepare, and conduct supplemental literacy support activities to enhance and extend the program’s reach.  The CNCS grant will be matched 1 to 1 locally.

News Story Source:  Great Lakes Radio News — Trusted Upper Michigan &  U.P. News for Northern Michigan Since 1997

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