Operation Round Up News

Operation Round Up News

The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board has awarded a $1,191.63 Operation Round Up grant to Cuivre Park Elementary School for language therapy materials to help students with speech and language delays.

The students served by this project have speech and language delays or disabilities. They range in age from Kindergarten through fifth grade.

“The students will benefit greatly from having a variety of language enriched therapy materials and can better establish an understanding in many different language concepts and contexts,” says Meagan Lawson, Speech-Language Pathologist.

The main goal of this project is to provide high quality language therapy materials that will greatly expand the number of resources available for speech language pathologists to treat speech and language disorders.

The language therapy materials selected for this grant are supported by research-based intervention and can be used to target all of the core language components that are important for success in school. Most importantly the ongoing benefits from this project will be seen in the improved language skills that these students will be able to take with them for the rest of their lives.

Grant funds come from Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members who donate to the Community Trust through Operation Round Up. Members voluntarily pay the round up amount on their monthly electric bill. The funds are administered by volunteer trustees who represent areas within St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Pike counties where Cuivre River offers electric service.

Operation Round Up addresses unmet needs in the areas of community and emergency services, home weatherization, health, youth and education. Grant applications are available at Cuivre River Electric Cooperative offices in Troy and Lake Saint Louis, at www.cuivre.com or by calling or 800.392.3709, ext. 4830 or 4838.

(L-R) Cuivre Park Elementary Speech-Language Pathologist Meagan Lawson and Principal Toni White celebrate a $1,191.63 grant awarded by the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board. The grant was used to purchase language therapy materials to help students with speech and language delays.

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