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Entergy Charitable Foundation Grant Supports Family Literacy

January 26, 2022

The Entergy Charitable Foundation has partnered with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to bring quality literacy programs to Louisiana families.

With a grant totaling $54,067, Entergy is helping to bring six Prime Time Reading programs to families this year, along with trainings and additional parental supports such as podcasts, Spark Boxes and online resources. Entergy’s support ensures that these programs are able to provide critical family literacy support to more than 200 individuals as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are extremely grateful for Entergy’s ongoing commitment to the children and families of the Greater New Orleans area,” LEH Vice President of Education Programs Shelley Stocker said. “Their generosity and partnership allow us to consistently offer Prime Time in the New Orleans area, programming that connects families to each other and literacy through the humanities.”

Prime Time Reading programs bring families together one night a week during six-week sessions to read award-winning children’s books and discuss the themes found within them. Prime Time programs open up conversations centered on the big ideas found in these books, helping participants make personal connections to books and each other. Families get to keep the books from the sessions to build their home libraries. With Entergy’s help, Prime Time will be able to distribute nearly 700 books to families.

“Readers are leaders and there’s no better place to cultivate the joy of reading for children than at home,” said Patty Riddlebarger, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Entergy Corporation. “Entergy is proud to partner with LEH to bring Prime Time to families across Louisiana.”

Entergy’s investment will also support 64 Parishes, LEH’s award-winning magazine. The 64 Parishes editorial team works with writers, scholars, photographers and culture bearers from Louisiana and beyond, covering history and culture as well as foodways, music, literature and all the myriad ways Louisianans express themselves.