In partnership with the Delaware Valley School District (DVSD), the American Readers Theatre (ART) and the Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) used donation money from The Dime Bank to enrich DV students’ lives. The Dime Bank donated $15,000.00 cumulatively to the two organizations through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.
The ART program brought the historical understanding of the Holocaust through “The Diary of Anne Frank” to DVSD middle school students with an interactive format including professional actors performing a dramatic reading, music exploration, and journal writing.
Jackie Weston, DVSD English Department Chairperson enthused “Thank you so much for supporting this project and our DVSD children,” Jackie Weston, DVSD English Department Chairperson, said. “We are so appreciative of this great opportunity.”
The GPCF program focused on STEM literacy for DVSD middle school students to prepare for high school. The MakerSpace lab and Lego Coding Club were expanded, and two new programs were introduced: Drone Certification and an Aquaponics Lab for elementary school students.