Kendrick Middle receives $6K grant from Laura Bush Foundation

Kendrick Middle receives $6K grant from Laura Bush Foundation
Posted on 05/25/2017
Kendrick Middle receives $6K grant from Laura Bush Foundation

Laura Bush Foundation Grant

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded a $6,000 grant to Kendrick Middle School to provide funding for new books and reading materials. Pictured (from left to right): Associate Superintendent of Campus Development Dr. Angela Stallings and Kendrick Middle Principal Melissa Messenger. 


By Reesha Brown

PISD Communications

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded a $6,000 grant to Kendrick Middle School to provide funding for new books and reading materials.  

Kendrick joins 160 schools selected nationwide for the grant. A total of $930K in grant funds will be distributed to award recipients in the near future.

“It is truly an honor to accept this grant on behalf of the students at Kendrick Middle School,” Melissa Messenger said. “Literacy and reading development are some of our main focuses at Kendrick. Earning this award will allow us to purchase books that will help readers of all levels improve in those areas and support various school reading programs.”

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides grants of up to $7,000 to schools to help  extend, update and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries in hopes of encouraging students to become avid readers.

Since its inception in 2002, the foundation has awarded over $13.4 million to more than 2,500 schools across the country.   

“Congratulations to the schools and libraries that have been awarded a 2017 Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries grant,” Laura Bush said. “As a former librarian, I know school libraries play an important role in improving student achievement, and with this grant, your librarian will make your library the perfect place for students to fall in love with reading.”

For more information, please visit www.laurabushfoundation.org.