The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA) invited select nonprofits to their fall membership meeting on October 19th at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center. For the fifth year in a row, the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown was awarded a grant. Tom Daub, President of Brown Daub Dealerships presented a check to the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown for $5,000 to underwrite Istation. Istation provides a comprehensive Internet-based reading program designed to help students in grades K-3 improve their reading skills. GLVADA’s support will help students at multiple club sites during the 2017-18 school year. A total of 50 children will be served.
Deb Fries-Jackson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown said, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with GLVADA. Since 2013, GLVADA has donated $13,000 to BGCA for education programs. For the 2017-18 school year, support from GLVADA will help kids who are at-risk for failure have access to a program that is a national evidenced based, computerized instruction and intervention program.”
Istation classes are offered every day after school during the school year and in the summer, as part of our day camp. Members will participate in classes for one hour, a minimum of three times a week. Grant dollars will be used to directly offset the cost of the program including staff, program supplies and materials and motivational incentives. We anticipate that 70% of 50 youth, in grades K-3 will make a significant increase (by at least 15%) in reading skill levels during the 2017-18 school year, as measured by Istation Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) and continuous assessment system.
GLVADA is a nonprofit association of more than 40 leading automobile dealerships in the region. The organization benefits the local economy by encouraging car buyers to shop in the greater Lehigh Valley, and contributes 50 percent of its annual proceeds to select charitable organizations. http://glvada.org/