Name of Engagement
The Office on Children and Youth/Gus Bus Program Receives Grant
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.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU
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
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