I recently had the chance to talk to Reba Dominski, who is the director of community relations at Target.
According to the most recent data by the U.S. Department of Education, one in four American children did not graduate from high school. As bleak as that may sound, research shows that if a student can read proficiently by the end of third grade, those odds decrease dramatically.
The Target School Library Makeover program is part of an ongoing commitment to education and is kicking off again this fall in schools across the country. Through the program, libraries at more than 30 schools across the country will experience a total makeover this fall. Each remodeled library will receive 2,000 books, furniture, carpet and shelves, and a complete technology upgrade including new computers, smart boards and iPads. In addition, Target will award a $15,000 reading grant to all of the schools that have previously received a library makeover.
This program is just one example of how education challenges in America are being addressed and more kids are being put on the path to graduation.
Reba Dominski, director of community relations at Target spoke to Bloggers on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to discuss the School Library Makeover program and Target’s commitment to education. More specifically, she talked about how Target listens and acts locally to help kids learn and schools teach and how 150 schools will be reached as part of the 2012 School Library Makeover program.
Through this program and others, Target hopes to inspire parents and caring adults like you and your readers to nurture a child’s love of reading.
For more information, visit: http://hereforgood.target.com/education/
To listen to our interview just click play: