Many of us know that WFSU Public Media (an NPR and PBS member station) provides engaging and educational multimedia content to north Florida and South Georgia, but did you know that WFSU also provides rich community engagement and educational services throughout the region? That’s why we are excited to report FSU Credit Union is supporting the WFSU PBS KIDS Ready to Learn Program through our Borrow 4 Less – Give Back More initiative. We will donate $10 to WFSU for every completed eligible auto loan (both new and refinanced auto loans) processed during August.
WFSU PBS KIDS Ready To Learn Program
Through the Ready To Learn Initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS are developing free, personalized and adaptive learning experiences designed to improve school readiness for kids ages 2-8, especially in underserved communities. With a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, public media stations including WFSU are reaching high-need communities with PBS KIDS television, digital, and hands-on content that builds young children’s skills and practices in the areas of science inquiry, engineering, and informational text. WFSU Public Media brings the Ready To Learn resources to our community serving Title I schools and their families throughout our viewing area. Some of the hands-on programs provided through the Ready to Learn program are:
- PBS KIDS ScratchJr Coding Camps – WFSU has hosted Title I summer program camps for the past two summers. The following link introduces a local teacher discussing about the value of the WFSU content, not just for her students, but for her son as well: https://youtu.be/aF79ouoN3kk
- WFSU Family & Community Learning Workshops, a Collaborative for Early Learning & Media – This program works with children and their families through a four-week program, which aims to bring parents and children together for fun learning opportunities. The program uses PBS KIDS content such as PBS KIDS ScratchJr App for coding and Ruff Ruffman science exploration for hands-on learning opportunities. This program currently serves three schools – two in Leon County and one in Bay County.
To date, outcomes of this program include:
- 98 National & community-based partnerships
- 445 families/caregivers engaged
- 6,447 of their children reached
- 959 educators provided educational resources
To learn more about WFSU and their community iniatives, visit https://wfsu.org/.
The FSU Credit Union Borrow 4 Less – Give Back More program has raised more than $200,000 for local organizations since it began in 2013. FSU Credit Union donates $10 for every qualified new and refinanced auto loan to a designated nonprofit organization each month. Read more at our Champions for Change page.