Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach announced six schools in Sussex County as this year’s recipients of TangerKIDS Grants, totaling $6,000.

The TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located. Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2018-19 school year. Funds were awarded during special ceremonies at the schools this month.

Georgetown Kindergarten Center will receive a TangerKIDS Grant of $1,000 to purchase new shoes for kindergarten students who need them. Shoes for boys and girls in various sizes will be purchased by the school counselor and then distributed throughout the school year by the school counselor and school nurse as needed.

G.W. Carver Academy will receive a TangerKIDS Grant of $2,450 to provide equine therapy to students through a specialized program designed to teach youth how to take initiative, make decisions and be accountable for the results.

Indian River High School will receive a TangerKIDS Grant of $635 to purchase driver education supplies, including enough parking cones and other small accessories to set up a comprehensive practice course on school property for students in grades 10-12. The supplies have the potential to impact more than 1,000 students at the high school each year, sharpening their driver reaction-time skills and improving their defensive driving skills.

Sussex Central High School will receive a TangerKIDS Grant of $626 for their purchase of 60 subscriptions to Scholastic’s Science World magazine for honors-level ninth-grade students. The school does not have textbooks for science, so magazines will provide supplemental reading. Student projects will grow from articles in which they are particularly interested, and students will learn that careers in science are exciting and attainable.

North Georgetown Elementary School will receive two TangerKIDS Grants. One grant for $500 will be used to purchase books, activity cards and fluency cards in the independent reading levels of English as a second language third-graders to be used throughout the school day and to take home to read. These independent reading materials will enable students to increase their reading level and build background knowledge and vocabulary, which will help them to be more successful in the classroom setting, perform better on required state testing and develop a love of reading. A Tanger grant of $675 was awarded to purchase vocabulary practice cards, fluency flashcards, comprehension practice cards and a speak-and-listen recording microphone.

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