MILTON — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Santa Rosa Adult School a $3000 grant to support youth literacy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the organization awarded to 915 recipients Aug. 28.

Awarded annually at the beginning of the academic school year inception, youth literacy grants help support teachers, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves. 

Santa Rosa Adult School offers high school, adult basic education, adult high school completion, GED preparation, and adult English for Speakers of Other Languages. Grant funds will provide high-interest reading materials to supplement reading instruction and promote student reading engagement. For information about Santa Rosa Adult School, call 983-5710. 

"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. "Dollar General’s mission is 'Serving Others,' and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education."