Dollar General Literacy Foundation Donates $8,000 for Adult Education

Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Inc. received an $8,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to implement an advocacy program to expand Adult Education enrollment, student success and GED testing in Butts County.

Southern Crescent Technical College provides testing services for the General Educational Development (GED ®). The GED Test is a group of four tests that certifies the successful test-taker has high school level academic skills.  The credential is recognized by most educational and business organizations as the equivalent of a high school diploma.  This grant from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation will provide the opportunity to serve 68 individuals.

In order to prepare individuals to pass the GED, the Adult Education Program has classes that are specifically designed for adults who have different needs, backgrounds, and skills. A flexible program has been designed which meets the needs of any individual wishing to participate.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading.

In 2016, Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Inc. received a $2,400 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to expand Adult Education enrollment in Butts County.

The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation promotes the cause of higher education at Southern Crescent Technical College by acquiring and administering cash, grants, and other funds and properties principally from industries, businesses, individuals, corporations, other organizations, associations or foundations, as well as from faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends of the College. In addition, the Foundation assists students by providing scholarships and provides assistance to the College for the support and development of the College in its educational, cultural, social, civic, and professional endeavors and development.  The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation is a non-profit corporation established under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.9 million individuals to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or learn the English language. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.