Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

PENCIL Foundation

Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jul 31 2008

Founded in 1982, PENCIL links community resources with Nashville public schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life.  PENCIL programs are designed to - Encourage academic achievement. - Provide a safety net for at-risk youth. - Promote career success for youth and for parents receiving public assistance. - Build positive relationships between children and caring adults.  This grant will expand a health and wellness program for new immigrant and refugee children titled Starting Healthy:  Supporting Health and Hygiene Needs of English Language Learners Enrolled in Metro Schools.  120 of 140 (85%) will demonstrate increased understanding of dental hygiene.  120 of 140 (85%) will have a dental cleaning.  120 of 140 (85%) will demonstrate compliance with head lice eradication.  140 of 140 (100%) will have shoes appropriate for PE.  120 of 140 (85%)will demonstrate improved personal levels of hygiene.  120 of 140 (85%) will demonstrate age-appropriate understanding of alarm clocks/ schedules.

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