Independent Reading/counseling Svc. Inc., receives grant
Target managers of Oxford store, back row, include Jason Kellner, Brenda Williams, Dustin Grubbs and Meagan Studyvin; front row, includes Lisa Baker, Independent Board president; manager, Brenda Williams, Terrance Curry, intern; and Janice Lee, director, Independent Reading. Photo: Special to The Star
Independent Reading/Counseling Svc., Inc., announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in providing early childhood reading programs for children ages 3-5 with their organization. Researchers have found strong evidence that children can learn reading and writing in their earliest years, long before they go to school. Parents, families and caregivers as well as educators and researchers information developed from scientifically based research that explains the skills every young children can learn to prepare them to become successful readers as they get older. We at Independent Reading want to be a part of this educational endeavor.
This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income to communities. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million every week.
“At Target, our local grants are making a difference in communities across the country,” said Laysha Ward, president, Community Relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with Independent Reading/Counseling Svc., Inc. as part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen communities where our guests and team members live and work.”