Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans introduces middle school literacy program
The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans has received $50,000 from the Walmart Foundation to support literacy programs in middle schools.
The program, Aspiring Readers, will be established at George I. Sanchez Charter School. The donation will provide the school's students and teachers with technology, supplies and training to increase literacy, according to a press release.
The AAMA received the money at a ceremony Aug. 30 at George I. Sanchez Charter School.
The event was attended by Angela Wilson, market manager at Walmart; Beatrice Garza, president and CEO of the AAMA; John De La Cruz, principal of George I. Sanchez Charter School; and students and teachers from the school.
The AAMA serves more than 30,000 individuals with 20 programs. The organization seeks to help at-risk youth and families by providing programs related to education, social services, health care and human services, according to its website. For more information, visit aama.org.
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