P-2528

Raising Writers

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Torrington, Wyoming

Total Budget: $1,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Encouraging Personal Journaling for Sixth Graders as a healthy lifelong literacy activity.


The Torrington Rotary Club is proposing a literacy grant project which will encourage sixth graders to write more through the use of personal journals. Goshen County in Wyoming is one of the poorest counties in the state, typically ranking 22 or 23 of 23 counties in per capita income. Children and their parents typically have little disposable income and have difficulty purchasing any extras for school or home. The importance of learning to journal, and then adopting journaling as a lifelong literacy skill has been shown that it helps students clarify their thoughts, express their feelings, develop a healthy way to make positive choices and decisions, help reduce anxiety about life situations, and to take responsibility for actions. Goshen County has approximately 130 sixth graders in five attendance areas including Torrington, Southeast, Lingle Fort Laramie, St. Joseph's Children's Home, and Valley Christian School. The grant funds needed would be $1000 with the club matching requirement of $500. This would allow the purchase of personal journals and Rotary pen/pencil sets for the children to use. The club will work collaboratively with the schools and their writing teachers to accomplish the goals of the grant. The counselor at Torrington Middle School indicated that transitioning into the sixth grade is a difficult time for many children. Helping them develop coping skills such as personal journaling can go a long way to helping students develop an important lifelong literacy skill.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Torrington

Primary Contact: Dee Ludwig

Email: dludwig@vistabeam.com

Project Status

Paid
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Torrington (5440)

23-Oct-18

$500

$1,000

$1,500

Total

$500

$1,000

$1,500

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History Log Entries

23-Oct-18

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

24-Oct-18

by Randall Looper

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24-Oct-18

by Dee Ludwig

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

24-Oct-18

by Dee Ludwig

System Entry: Project signed by Dee Ludwig.

24-Oct-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Tim Pieper.

27-Nov-18

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

4-Dec-18

by Bill Kehl

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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