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Generation Vegas and Clark County READS to Upgrade Library at Cheyenne High School
Published on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 (11:35 a.m.)LAS VEGAS (Apr. 22, 2013) – The Public Education Foundation and its literacy initiative, Clark County READS, are replacing outdated books in the Cheyenne High School library with nearly 1,000 new nonfiction books and more than 200 new nonfiction e-books, thanks to a generous donation made by Generation Vegas.
Cheyenne’s is the second in a series of library upgrades made possible by a donation from Generation Vegas to the Foundation. The $50,000 donation is enabling Clark County READS to upgrade at least three Clark County School District (CCSD) libraries. The first upgrade took place last February at Mabel Hoggard Elementary School.
To recognize the donation, a celebration will be held inside Cheyenne’s library on Tuesday, April 23, at 9:00 a.m. Cheyenne High School is located at 3200 W. Alexander Road in North Las Vegas.
Prior to ordering books for a library, Clark County READS analyzes a library’s collection to determine which new nonfiction books will most benefit the library and its students and which outdated nonfiction books will be removed.
“Generation Vegas is providing resources for tangible, lasting improvements to our schools,” said Judi Steele, president of the Foundation. “This donation means that Cheyenne’s students will have access to up-to-date information at school as well as at home, boosting their chances for success.”
Founded in 2012, Generation Vegas is a new organization that is working to ensure a bright future for today’s youth. Its mission is to make the Las Vegas Valley a better place for future generations through education, leadership and community. Its board members include Emily Morris and Clare Madsen of MorrisMadsen, Chad Harris of Las Vegas Billboards and Jamie Cogburn of Cogburn Law Offices.
Since its inception in 2001, Clark County READS has placed almost $1.4 million worth of new nonfiction books in more than 100 CCSD libraries. This translates into 85,100 new nonfiction books, benefiting more than 89,000 students.
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About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is a literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students.
About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation brings together business and community leaders to support smart, bold initiatives that will improve our public schools – initiatives that champion excellence and produce significant gains in student achievement. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org.