HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - The Harris County School District is aiming to improve the literacy of students with a brand new mobile learning lab.
The new lab's focus is providing access to technology and literacy activities to both students and adults within the district.
The mobile learning lab is equipped with laptops, Wi-Fi access and books.
The HCSD and Harris County Family Connection applied for and received a $12,000 grant from Literacy For All, a non-profit which donates to community partners to help innovate and fund multi-generational literacy opportunities.
"This grant along with financial contributions from local businesses and community partners and funds from the Harris County School District have made the Mobile Learning Lab possible," said Penny Reddick, instructional coordinator for HCSD. "A schedule will be set for regular visits around the county in areas of need identified in partnership with Harris County Family Connection. We are very excited to see how the ripple effects of this Mobile Learning Lab positively impact our community now and into the future."
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the HCSD Transportation Department Facility on Barnes Mill Rd. in Hamilton at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 30.
"Everyone, including the School Board, is excited about this project," said Harris County Superintendent Roger Couch. "This year's motto 'One Team, One Dream,' applies to everyone in Harris County. Each citizen having the opportunity to better themselves will make for a better community, and we are here to foster that type of environment."