Spark Box

PRIME TIME Spark Boxes go out to 29 agencies across Louisiana

 

Twenty-nine organizations across the state of Louisiana have been chosen to partner with PRIME TIME, Inc. to distribute Spark Boxes to families in their communities.

PRIME TIME Inc. received 82 requests for more than 1,800 Spark Boxes during the two-week application period, the highest number of applications ever received.

“When combined with PRIME TIME Family Reading and Preschool programs, PRIME TIME will serve 35 parishes in fall 2021,” said Miranda Restovic, president and executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and PRIME TIME, Inc. “We are thrilled, not only because these family reading programs are becoming so popular, but because more reach means more families are gathering together to build those all-important early literacy and critical-thinking skills that will set the foundation for future learning.”

Each Spark Box contains books to build families’ home libraries, additional learning supplies and a Grown-Up Guide for caregivers that provides support for discussion and activities for at-home implementation of PRIME TIME’s humanities-centered methodology.

Families wishing to receive a Spark Box should contact the PRIME TIME partner organization in their community. Spark Boxes are made available at no cost to partners and families.

“We are so excited to work with community distribution sites across the state to get PRIME TIME Spark Boxes in the hands of families. By partnering with organizations that are already embedded in their communities, families can access available PRIME TIME Spark Boxes from trusted resource providers and we at PRIME TIME and the LEH are able to assist community partners as they seek to increase their marketing capacity and reach,” LEH Vice President of Education Programs Shelley Stocker said. “This partnership serves Louisiana families and the community organizations that work with them day in and day out.”

Made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Entergy Charitable Foundation, the Beaird Family Foundation and the Boh Bros Centennial Fund, Spark Boxes are based on LEH’s 30-year intergenerational reading and discussion program, PRIME TIME Family Reading.

Here’s a list of our current batch of Spark Box recipients!

Distribution Location website Parish phone number
The Acadia Parish Library https://www.acadia.lib.la.us/ Acadia 337-788-1880
Louisiana State University at Eunice – LeDoux Library https://www.lsue.edu/library/ Acadia 337-550-1381
City of DeRidder Community Services Department https://www.cityofderidder.org/149/Community-Service Beauregard 337-462-8900
Sunset Acres Elementary https://caddosunsetacres.wixsite.com/saes Caddo 318-631-7121
Calcasieu Parish Public Library http://calcasieulibrary.org/ Calcasieu 337-721-7175
Caldwell Parish Library https://www.caldwell-parish-library.info/ Caldwell 318-649-2259
Fathers On A Mission (FOAM) https://www.fathersonamission.com/ East Baton Rouge 225-681-3626
James Stephens Montessori http://epsb.com/ Evangeline 337-831-8906
IBERIA PARISH LIBRARY https://iberialibrary.org/wp/ Iberia 337-364-7134
Jazzie’s Learning Academy https://www.facebook.com/JazziesLearningAcademy/ Jefferson 504-465-0100
REJOICE, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/rejoiceinc/ Jefferson 504-458-7556
ITAV, NOLA https://www.facebook.com/ITAV-Nola-274417310048036/ Jefferson 504-301-5107
Jefferson Parish Schools – PreK Department https://www.jpschools.org/Page/359 Jefferson 504-349-7696
Women of Wisdom (WOW) of Acadiana Lafayette 337-319-4037
Lincoln Parish Library http://www.mylpl.org/ Lincoln 318-251-5030
City of Denham Springs https://www.cityofdenhamsprings.com/ Livingston (225)667-8308
VIET-Vietnamese Initiative in Economic Training http://www.vietno.org/ Orleans 504-255-0409
Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum http://www.nelcm.org/ Ouachita 318-361-9611
City of Alexandria – Community Services https://www.cityofalexandriala.com/community-services Rapides 318-449-5004
Kiwanis Club of St Bernard-Arabi http://www.stbernardkiwanis.org/ St. Bernard 504-533-4205
Community Center of St Bernard https://www.facebook.com/CCSTB/ St. Bernard 985-277-1012
Opelousas Public Library http://opelousaspubliclibrary.org/ St. Landry 337-948-3693
St. Tammany Parish Library https://www.sttammanylibrary.org/ St. Tammany 985-871-1220
Downtown Ponchatoula Revitalization Program https://www.downtownponchatoula.com/ Tangipahoa 985-200-2937
Women’s Resource Network (WRN) http://www.womensresourcenetwork.org/ Tangipahoa 225-624-9177
Union Parish Library http://www.unionparishlibrary.com/ Union 318-368-9226
City of Springhill Main Street https://springhilllouisiana.gov/main-street-program Webster 318-539-5699
Project Reclaim of Minden, Inc. https://prstars.org/ Webster 318-423-4987
West Feliciana Parish Library http://wfplibrary.org/ West Feliciana 225-635-3364

 

Sparkbox applications will be opening soon.