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Literacy Project presenting summer project to promote better reading levels

The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project in partnership with the John Herman Hickman Foundation and the Bank of Cave City presents SPLASH, or a Summer Partnership for Literacy Achievement at School and Home. Debuting for the first time in Cave City and Batesville, the SPLASH program is open to children in first through sixth grades who are below grade level in reading.

SPLASH is also offering volunteer opportunities for high school students. High school mentors will work with elementary students one hour per week to help them advance or maintain their reading levels over the summer. One junior or senior from each campus will be selected for a $300 internship with OFLP.

Interested parties may apply online or contact the Literacy Project at (870) 793-5912 or by emailing More information is available on the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project’s Facebook page, Find Batesville and Cave City SPLASH programs under “Events.”

The Literacy Project is a United Way member agency and part of the Adult Learning Alliance network of adult literacy organizations. Office space is provided by Citizens Bank. For more information about the Literacy Project, visit

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