The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas recently received several grants to support its various literacy efforts.
LCUP received a grant from the Pinellas Community Foundation which will support supplies for tutor training events, snacks and supplies for conversation classes, LCUP?s annual tutor appreciation event,
a News for You subscription, and outreach efforts.
The organization also received a grant from the Rotary Club of Dunedin to purchase bilingual books. These books will be used to fill the Little Free Library in front of Dunedin Elementary School.
READ Pinellas provided funding for LCUP to purchase the online reading program, ESL Reading Smart, for students to continue studying English at home.
Additionally, LCUP received a grant from the Publix Foundation to provide snacks and supplies for conversation classes.
We kicked off our second Cooking Matters for Parents class at the Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater. We learned how to make healthy Chinese chicken and veggies, use proper cutting techniques and choose the proper portions for the food groups. It was scrumptious! Our students LOVE the hands-on instruction provided by Chefs Donna and Steve with the UF IFAS Pinellas Extension!
Here is the best part… the class is taught in both English and Spanish to accommodate our students and help them expand their food vocabulary!