Entergy Charitable Foundation awards grant supporting LEH programs
The Entergy Charitable Foundation has partnered with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to increase access to the humanities in the state. With a grant totaling $52,725, Entergy will support six PRIME TIME, Inc. programs, two trainings on the PRIME TIME methodology and four issues of 64 Parishes, the organization’s quarterly magazine.
Since 1991, the LEH has inspired a love of reading and learning in generations of Louisianans through PRIME TIME, a family literacy program that supports positive reading behaviors and critical thinking skills in preschool and elementary-aged children and their families.
Over the past 30 years, the LEH has offered more than 1,250 PRIME TIME programs for more than 43,000 children and families across Louisiana. Entergy’s grant will help deepen PRIME TIME’s positive impact on the families and educators who participate in the program, helping the LEH reach more than 200 parents, children and educators in New Orleans. In addition, LEH will provide those families with more than 600 books to fill their home libraries and 755 nutritious meals as part of the program, which will utilize the SUSTAIN series of books centered on themes of environmental sustainability.
Entergy’s investment will also support 64 Parishes, the 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.
From the pages of 64 Parishes, to family discussions about the big ideas in children’s books, to the Louisiana luminaries the humanities awards will honor, Entergy’s support of the LEH will help spread the richness of the state’s culture to all Louisianans.