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Kellogg Elks provide dictionaries to local schools

by Carol Young
| November 28, 2020 11:23 AM

KELLOGG – Members of the Kellogg Elks Lodge #1841 recently purchased and delivered dictionaries to Pinehurst and Canyon Elementary Schools as part of a nationwide Dictionary Project.

Each student in the 3rd grade at Pinehurst Elementary and each student in the combined 2nd and 3rd grade class at the Canyon Elementary School received a dictionary last week. Elks members were enthused to support this wonderful literacy project and support youth in our local grade schools.

The Dictionary Project was founded in 1995 by Mary French of Charleston, SC. Its primary focus is to promote literacy to children in third-grade, as they transition from learning how to read to identifying and using information.

Over the course of the program nearly, 31 million third-grade students have received dictionaries. The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come.

The Elks joined the Dictionary Project in 2004. Nationwide over 600 Elks Lodges have donated more than 1.2 million dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers as sponsors of The Dictionary Project.