Explore & More Children’s Museum announces that the Cullen Foundation has awarded a grant for the next three years to fund its Break Week Literacy Enrichment Program. The funds will enable Explore & More to pilot the Break Week Literacy Program which will target at risk 2nd grade students and incorporate the power of play in real life scenarios to help increase literacy rates in the Buffalo School District. In the short term, Explore & More will expand this program to impact more students during enrichment week and then long term to work in concert with the Buffalo School District to implement successful literacy lessons and improve student test scores.
“We believe the multi-year support will allow Explore & More to evaluate and track the long-term impact on literacy outcomes for these students, while providing critical insight for integrating best practices for within the museum for all of our guests,” said Michelle Urbanczyk, Chief Executive Officer of Explore & More. “We are extremely fortunate to have the Cullen Foundation and we are most grateful for their support.”
The development of the Literacy Enrichment Program begins immediately with the first students being served in our new museum in February of 2019. Initial Program partners will include the Waterfront School and the Enterprise Charter School.