Foundation / Corporation
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities - PRIME TIME
Grants of up to $1,000 and in-kind book donations and training to Louisiana community-based agencies, schools, museums, libraries, and churches to engage children and families in a reading and discussion program. This program uses strategies that promote family bonding through the use of literature.
The program targets families with children 3-10 years old. The program is designed to facilitate 10-25 families per program. Program sessions are 90 minutes long once a week in the evenings for six consecutive weeks. Each evening session includes a free meal for all participants, books given to families, and a lively open-ended discussion based on award-winning children’s literature.
Programs require four team members to implement the program. Applicants should submit names, addresses, and contact information of preferred team members (See “Team Building” in Application Preparation). Final team selection is finalized post-grant by program supervisors.
A storyteller reads a children’s books and the discussion leader, guides the group to personally connect with literature through open-ended questioning. The program models strategies for continued family bonding through literature, and provides families critical information for continued reading. The format is an interactive storytelling and group discussion that takes place in one 90-minute session per week for 6 weeks.
A site team is made up of four team members:
The program support stipend funds may be used for purchase or acquisition of items that will be directly utilized or consumed during the program or by program participants. They are as follows:
GrantWatch ID#: 179966
Louisiana-based sites will receive materials, training, and a stipend to implement on PRIME TIME Family Reading program at their site. Accepted programs receive a set of 6-12 books for each family in the program. Program Coordinators and Preschool Facilitators, Scholars, and Storytellers receive training and program manuals on the PRIME TIME methodology (See “Training” in Application Preparation). Sites receive a kit with the necessary materials to publicize their program. Program site receives a $1,000 stipend to provide meals and door prizes to participants. All four team members are also compensated with a stipend at the close of the programs.
Each partner site will receive a set of children’s literature for storytelling and discussion during program sessions. Each set will consist of 17 copies of each title
Spring sites choose any six consecutive weeks between February 18 – June 30. Fall sites can choose six consecutive weeks between August 18 – December 30. Programs take place in the evenings between 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM.
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New Orleans, LA 70113
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