It was supposed to be a simple photo-op. But outgoing Retired Teachers of Ontario District 12 Norfolk president Margaret Payne couldn’t restrain herself. “The program works,” the retired principal interjected in the final set-up for the cheque presentation. “It’s truly wonderful.” The cheque in question represented a $4,000 contribution from the organization’s Project Service to Others Committee to the Norfolk County component of the Strong Start to Reading program.
Media coverage of Strong Start
Originally published in the Woolwich Observer by Liz Bevan. This year’s iteration of the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival reached its denouement last week with the distribution of proceeds to a variety of community groups. Some $50,000 was divvied up as recipients and volunteers gathered June 9 in Elmira.
Rogers TV #BrantLife program highlights Strong Start’s Letters, Sounds and WordsTM program in Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk. This segment was filmed at Centennial Grand-Woodlands P.S. in Brantford.
Former MP Peter Braid highlights the contributions of Strong Start® to early childhood literacy in Kitchener-Waterloo
Originally published in the Woolwich Observer By Whitney Neilson Young readers across the region are once again being supported through the Strong Start reading program, boosted from a recent $4,750 donation from Josslin Insurance. Josslin … Continued
Originally published in Brant News By Brian Shypula A volunteer-based program that helps youngsters grasp the fundamentals of reading is ready to turn a new page in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. A $66,600 grant from … Continued
Originally published in the Brantford Expositor By Expositor Staff Twelve non-profit organizations have received Ontario Trillium Foundation grants. The Trillium Foundation awards community grants at several points throughout the year, based on applications made to … Continued
A local literacy program called Strong Start gives a friendly — and crucial — boost to young children who are struggling with their reading By Renée Francoeur “Mama bear, I want a hug,” a little … Continued
Kitchener, Ontario June 15, 2011 –Strong Start to reading announced today that it has received a five-year grant of $389,368 from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation to expand its new Get Ready for School program … Continued
By Ashley Csanady, KW Record WATERLOO REGION — Children’s literacy is getting a boost locally. On Wednesday evening, Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region selected Strong Start, a local children’s literacy not-for-profit organization, as its first … Continued