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The Vanguard School receives $3,090 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy
Andrew Gormally

Lake Wales, FL – September 12, 2018 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded The Vanguard School of Lake Wales, FL a $3,090 grant to support youth literacy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the organization awarded to 915 recipients on August 28, 2018. Awarded annually at the beginning of the academic school year inception, youth literacy grants help support teachers, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

With the funding received from the Dollar General Literacy Grant, The Vanguard School will be purchasing 10 new iPads for their students to use in both their classroom and afterschool work throughout the school year. Vanguard serves students in grades 6-12 who have been diagnosed with one or more learning disabilities and have learning deficits that include audio processing, visual processing, and communication disorders associated with ADHD, Autism, and speech, language and reading skills which are critical to their success. These devices will help our students reach their potential because it allows them to capitalize on their strengths and bypass areas of difficulty.

"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive officer. "Dollar General's mission is Serving Others, and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education."


To date, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy organizations as part of its commitment to increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.

Dollar General's co-founder, J.L. Turner, was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education. In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in his honor and has since helped more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test. Customers may receive a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services by clicking here or by picking up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card available at the cash register of every Dollar General store, which can be mailed in for information.


About The Vanguard School of Lake Wales, FL
The Vanguard School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school for students who learn differently. Vanguard Strives to ensure each student aspires to higher educational opportunities and independent life.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.