Darien, CT (March 27, 2017) – The Junior League of Stamford Norwalk’s signature Read 2 Succeed program will continue to grow with help from a $10,000 grant from Entergy Corporation and its Indian Point Facility in White Plains.
“Entergy has always been a strong supporter of organizations in this region and literacy initiatives as a whole. We’re proud to support JLSN in their efforts to encourage a lifelong love of reading and give children and their families the tools to succeed in school,” said Mike Twomey, Vice President of external affairs at Entergy.
Read 2 Succeed is a partnership between JLSN and the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF). Family Literacy Nights were designed to boost school readiness among kindergarteners and first graders in Stamford’s South End who attend Springdale Elementary School.
By bringing parents and teachers together for meaningful activities around literacy, SPEF and JLSN hope to encourage students in Stamford’s South End to read at home.
“We’re so happy to have the opportunity to grow Read 2 Succeed and reach a greater number of families thanks to the incredible generosity of Entergy,” JLSN President Stephanie O’Brien Putnam said. “Improving access to books, especially bilingual books that children can read at home with their parents, is critical to their future success in school and beyond.”
In addition to building their home libraries, Family Literacy Nights offer parents resources to help their children succeed in school. This includes discussions about navigating the school system, reading a report card, and encouraging reading over the summer.
About the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk
One of 293 member Leagues of the Association of Junior Leagues International, the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. (JLSN) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLSN has over 350 active and sustaining members residing in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport and Ridgefield.
About Entergy Corporation and the Indian Point Facility
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.