PROVIDENCE – Providence Public Library was awarded a $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to help support the library’s Passport to Summer Learning program, PPL announced June 22.
The program, per a press release, addresses summer-learning loss and “mitigating achievement gaps among children” in kindergarten through fifth grade with the “least access to community assets and educational resources.”
The program is a collaboration with Providence Public Schools, Providence Community Library, Providence Children’s Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo and the office of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza.
“Passport to Summer Learning truly exemplifies PPL’s mission of offering one-of-a-kind community programming that connects our youth to the wealth of learning opportunities throughout our city and state,” said Jack Martin, PPL executive director, in a statement.
Michael DiSandro, regional vice president in Rhode Island for Wells Fargo, said in a statement PPL provides “critical services to youth” that allow children to become “successful adults in a safe, enriching environment.”