Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation Awarded $2,500 from the Scripps Howard Foundation to Support Early Childhood Education

Las Vegas, NV (December, 2017) - The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundationopens a new window has been awarded $2,000 from the Scripps Howard Foundation in support of Raising Las Vegas, an initiative aimed at raising the quality of child care and the number of pre-school opportunities available in our community. Raising Las Vegas was started in 2016 as the Library Foundation convened 15 community partners to connect children 0-5 with brain building resources at branch libraries, home and a growing variety of outreach sites including WIC clinics, child care centers, and family nurse home visits. The award will help increase public awareness of the key links between Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten readiness, high school graduation, and workforce success.

“Communities across the nation are making early childhood development a top priority,” stated Danielle Milam, Development Director for the Library District and Library Foundation. “This project is a great example of how the library can connect the most vulnerable families in our community with early literacy resources so that their children have a foundation for success. We know from current research that children who engage in early literacy activities enter school ready to learn and are more likely to complete high school and move on successfully to college and careers. The Library District is uniquely poised to help reduce the achievement gap caused by poverty and cultural conditions by offering children significant early childhood development and literacy experiences.”

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January 2018 Grammy Museum®'S Grammy Camp® Partners With Best Buy To Present A Weekend Camp In Las Vegas That Prepares Local Youth For Careers In The Music Business

25 locaI students from schools throughout Clark County had the opportunity to attend GRAMMY Camp® - Weekend at the Clark County Library. The camp was a one-day experience where high school students gained an introduction to the music industry, learned the elements of how the music business works, and learned how they can begin to plan a successful career.

GRAMMY Camp® - Weekend Las Vegas offered students three music career tracks: Electronic Music Production, Video Production, and Vocal Performance. Professional participants at Best Buy GRAMMY Camp — Weekend Las Vegas included Laura Donohue, singer/songwriter, vocal coach, and voice over artist (vocal performance faculty member); Rick Schmunk, professor, music technology clinician, and professional musician (electronic music production faculty member); and Hadaya Turner, motion graphics designer and video editor (video production faculty member). The camp was the last of the season for the Grammy Museum and according to Hadaya Turner, “We closed out the weekend camp season strong in Vegas. The facility, support from the staff, and enthusiasm from the kids could not have been better.”

Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy™ and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.

The GRAMMY Museum® also offers GRAMMY Camp, an immersive music industry summer experience for high school students. Financial assistance is available for eligible students, and anyone interested is encouraged to learn more via a new window.