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By Marie Perry
Communications Director for the School District of Belleville 

Grant Makes Huge Impact Through Offering Summer Reading Opportunities

 

July 14, 2022

Photo courtesy of Marie Perry

Elementary students received their first five books for the summer reading program.

When Shelley Lentz learned she had received the Impact Grant she had applied for from the Alliant Energy Foundation, she knew she could make a huge impact on the lives of young readers locally in Belleville. As the Elementary Literacy Coach, Shelley Lentz immediately set out to use the $5,456 award (complimented by an additional $800 from school board member Mike Treder's "Awesome" fund) to further enrich young readers' literacy opportunities.

Lentz set to work and developed a summer reading program for about 60, K-2nd grade students. As part of the program, each of the participating stud...



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