Friends of the Children - Lane County received fantastic news in
early June that the organization would be receiving a Summer Program Support
Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation as a component of Oregon Community Recovery Fund.
grant supports Friends -Lane County students, primarily outside of Eugene,
structured one-on-one activities with youth to promote social/emotional
learning and literacy throughout the summer. The grant allows Friends to
provide up to four hours of direct service to youth every week helping get
youth maintain academic and social gains throughout the summer.
grant is also enabling the Friends-Lane County organization to focus on
building literacy skills with youth in a more structured manner. Friend’s
mentors have participated in significant training sessions on literacy and are
engaging youth in literacy-related activities on all their outings. Friends was
also able to provide families with access to tablets and online literacy apps
over the summer. The organization will also study which practices seem to best
support youths’ progress to help inform future literacy-based endeavors.
Community Foundation (OCF) puts donated money to work in Oregon – more than $100
million in grants and scholarships support Oregonians annually. For more than
45 years, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions
have helped individuals, families, businesses and organizations create
charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians. Impactful giving – time,
talent and resources from many generous Oregonians – creates measurable change.