The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $6,000 in youth literacy grants to two Delaware schools Aug. 28.

Statewide grants are part of more than $3.4 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded. These youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to support a successful academic year.

Smyrna School District and South Dover Elementary School will receive grants of $3,000 each.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos. “Dollar General’s mission is ‘serving others,’ and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education.”

To date, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy organizations as part of its commitment to increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.

Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards funds to organizations located within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center. Grant applications for 2019 youth, summer, family and adult literacy programs will be available Jan. 2, 2019.

For more, visit dgliteracy.org.