PRIME TIME mails Spark Boxes to 29 agencies across Louisiana
PRIME TIME Spark Boxes are on their way to 29 agencies chosen to deliver the boxes to families in their communities. PRIME TIME Inc. received requests for more than 1,800 boxes from 49 organizations throughout the state 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.
Families wishing to receive a Spark Box should contact the PRIME TIME partner organization in their community (see the full list below). A Spark Box is filled with 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.
Spark Boxes were made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Entergy Charitable Foundation, the Beaird Family Foundation, and the Boh Bros Centennial Fund and are based on LEH’s 30-year intergenerational reading and discussion program, PRIME TIME Family Reading.
Louisiana State University at Eunice – LeDoux Library
City of DeRidder Community Services Department
Calcasieu Parish Public Library
East Baton Rouge Parish
Jefferson Parish Schools – PreK Department
Women of Wisdom (WOW) of Acadiana
VIET-Vietnamese Initiative in Economic Training
Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum
City of Alexandria – Community Services
Kiwanis Club of St Bernard-Arabi
St. Bernard Parish
Community Center of St Bernard
St. Bernard Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Tammany Parish
Downtown Ponchatoula Revitalization Program
Women’s Resource Network (WRN)
City of Springhill Main Street
Project Reclaim of Minden, Inc.
West Feliciana Parish