Altrusa is an international community service organization dedicated to making our communities better through leadership and service. Our membership is a diverse group of women and men in both background and experience. Through Altrusa membership, you have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, serve your community, develop both personal and business networks and make a difference while having fun.
The Altrusa Club of St. Augustine’s service projects are based on the needs in our community. Therefore, some projects are ongoing and others change from time-to-time, there’s something for everyone… from literacy projects to working with children and supporting our veterans.
Altrusa International of St. Augustine Receives Grant to Assist St. Johns County Project FLY – Five Learning Years
Altrusa International of St. Augustine has received a $4000.00 grant from the Altrusa International Foundation. The grant will benefit the INK! (Investing in Kids), Five Learning Years (FLY) program which provides small group literacy intervention to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in the St Johns County, FL school system. This literacy program identifies and treats young children at risk for reading failure.
With this grant, students scoring in the bottom 60th percentile are placed in groups of four to work with experienced FLY teachers. The goal is for these students to be aligned with their peers in reading ability by the end of the funding period in 2021. FLY is designed to improve student results by 100 percent or more.
The funding will also be used to assist underprivileged children with literacy help, among those who live in low-income communities or who are on free or reduced lunch in Title I elementary schools.
Altrusa Club members will be participating in the program with volunteers to help teachers and students with school supplies, fundraising events, community assistance opportunities, and social media.
Altrusa has been involved with literacy in St. Johns County schools since 2010, when the club began offering scholarships at the First Coast Technical College. The club also provides panties and socks for the system’s Head Start Program.
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