Organization hosts fundraiser for family literacy program in Columbus

Organization hosts fundraiser for family literacy program in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN) hosted a fundraiser Friday for its family literacy program.

The Strong Parental Involvement in Community Education (SPICE) event was held at St. Luke Ministry Center. SPICE involves parents teaching other parents and their children how to use computers to improve reading and writing skills to close the education achievement gap.

Over the next five years, Columbus SARN board members Theresa El-Amin, Gadget Jackson, and Rhonda Robinson have pledged to raise the money it takes to establish the SPICE program in Columbus.

SPICE is a six-week course and families attending at least 10 of the 12 classes will receive computers for their homes.

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