Name of Engagement

The Office on Children and Youth/Gus Bus Program Receives Grant

Contact Information

Becky Lantz

Contact Details

lantzpr@jmu.edu

Description

The office on Children and Youth is pleased to announce two 21st Century grants totaling $279,848.00 a year for three years to continue its Reading Road Show/Gus Bus program at Spotswood Elementary and Stone Spring Elementary Schools. The Gus Bus promotes literacy through a mobile program providing a story time, activities, and book checkout to children and their families in Harrisonburg neighborhoods. The goal of the program is to strengthen communities with regular visits to underserved neighborhoods, connect families to local resources, and distribute food through a collaboration with the Blue Ridge Area food bank.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/iihhs/Features/OCY_Grant_announcement.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Children, Youth, and Family

Community Partner Name

Spotswood Elementary School, Stone Spring Elementary School, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Community Service

On/Off campus

Off campus

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