2011 Community Fund Grants
ABC of NC Child Development Center – $3,750
Funds for financial aid program to assist families of children with autism in Davie County who wish to receive specialized educational services offered by the school, located in Winston-Salem. ABC of NC is the only licensed educational center serving Davie County that specializes in serving children with autism.
Big Brothers Big Sisters – $4,500
Funds for continued administrative support for Big Buddy Program in all six elementary schools. Program matches children from single parent homes with high school, college, and adult buddies for weekly activities.
Cooleemee Elementary School – $7,397
Over the past three years, CES has found their summer reading program to be very beneficial in supporting student growth during a time when many students regress due to lack of continued instruction or even availability of reading material. Funds supported SOAR IV Reading Camp which ran for 20 days during the summer.
Cornatzer Elementary School – $5,600
Funds supported the summer reading camp Hands-on Minds Together II. Rising 1st to 5th grade students worked in teams to read science material replicating interdisciplinary real-world careers. An interactive project-based curriculum was used to capture students’ interest, and field trips were included to heighten relevance.
Davie County Preschool – $6,739
Funds supported Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program which targeted students who entered kindergarten in August 2011 and had at-risk tendencies. The following criteria was used to select candidates: no prior experience in classroom setting, at-risk performance on kindergarten screening assessment, and parent concerns.
Davie County Sheriff’s Office – $3,500
Rising sixth grade students with leadership potential that successfully completed the D.A.R.E. program were teamed with at-risk youth that had also completed the program. The students attended a weeklong camp traveling through the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. The camp helped students develop positive role models, strengthen friendships, and build self-esteem.
Davie Family YMCA – $1,200
The Davie County Reads literacy initiative program provides literacy services for Davie County residents through one-on-one and group tutoring and support services, continuing to meet the needs of learners. Grant funds provided additional books to serve more students and equipment for the computer lab.
Adult learners reached their goals this year in several ways! Read about it here.
Ellis Middle School – $1,200
Ellis Middle School chose to enter the digital book era in order to promote reading excitement among students. Grant funds supplied digital audio books which served to interest reluctant readers, encourage improvement in reading skills for struggling readers, and enhance reading pleasure for all students.
Mocksville Elementary School – $6,000
Funds supported a summer literacy camp for rising 1st through 5th graders who were reading below grade level. The focus was on all areas of literacy for the purpose of catch-up growth/regression avoidance. Additionally, summer literacy packets were provided to all MES students.
North Davie Middle School – $3,740
Grant dollars went toward 7th and 8th grade Summer Transitions Camp. The camp helped students develop goals for their future. Their participation in “real-life” activities enabled them to make responsible choices for their future and prepare them to transition into high school and plan for college. Camp included activities such as tours of colleges, grocery shopping and planning a meal, and community speakers.
Smart Start of Davie County – $4,259
Grant provided continued support for Imagination Library. Available to Davie County children ages 0-5, Imagination Library mails one age-appropriate, hardback book per month to a child’s home until their fifth birthday. This increases love of reading, improves pre-cursor reading skills, and encourages quality family time; all of which are important to a child’s development and future success.
South Davie Middle School – $1,500
Funds were used to purchase hardback books for South Davie’s summer reading program. Each grade received a different novel to read over the summer and be prepared to discuss in August. The intention was for students to engage in summer reading to exercise critical thinking skills and to decrease the possibility of a lapse in reading fluency between grade levels.
William R. Davie Elementary School – $5,040
Grant supported Summer of Fun Learning Academy during which certified teachers provided reading/math enrichment to students who were having academic challenges. The students worked in small groups with a teacher and/or teacher assistant during a four-week period. Teachers created engaging lessons and activities to help spark interest. critical thinking skills, and academic progress of students to help prevent the summer deficit.