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Promoting education and literacy for all is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Literacy - local 2global

Rapid City Rotary attacks illiteracy locally and globally with multifaceted project funds.

The Rapid City Rotary Club has focused efforts on raising the level of literacy in the local community and the world. A dinner theatre fundraiser in October raised $4600, plus a grant from the District of $250, and additional donations of time and talent from the club members, the club will attack illiteracy with the following efforts: Assist Readiatrics with the spring book drive and donate $500 for special books. Purchase 90 Lakota to English storybooks and dictionaries for $1000 to distribute to students on Pine Ridge Indian reservation through GEARUP. Donate $500 to Club for Boys library to purchase subscriptions for science-oriented materials. Award $400 in prizes for a Rotary Four-Way Test Essay contest at summer camps on SDSM&T campus. Grant $1000 each year to the Rapid City Public School Foundation for grants to teachers. Grant $1380 each year to the School of St. Jude, in Tanzania to sponsor a student and teacher for a year.


Project location
United States
Project dates
Start: 02 January 2013
End:  29 June 2013
Created: 11 March 2013
Project category
Basic education and literacy
Funding
Project contacts
Mrs. Linda R. Peterson, Rapid City Rushmore| (contact)
Partners
Rapid City, SD, USA (Rotary Club)
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PROJECT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

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    Mrs. Linda R. Peterson
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    Mrs. Linda R. Peterson
    Members of club display samples of Lakota to English books.

IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
50
Hours
Number of volunteers
10
People
Total cash contributions
4,600
USD
Total in-kind contributions
2,500
USD

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