Local students are getting an early start when it comes to opening up a book.
Troy University and the Wiregrass Foundation have partnered the New York Times for a Pre-K Literacy Project.
Troy officials met with a group of students today to encourage them to read and also gave them books and t-shirts.
Faculty members from Troy University are working with pre-k programs in Dothan to encourage literacy in students as young as 3 and 4-year-olds.
"We know that in this day and age sometimes it's hard to have time to sit down and read a book to a child or to say let’s get you a book or let’s look at a book but the best thing we can do, the greatest gift we can give to our children is the gift of reading and the love of reading because it carries you through for your whole lifetime,” said Associate Provost of Troy University, Dr. Hal Fulmer.
To learn more about the Pre-K Literacy Project, contact Troy Dothan’s College of Education at 334 983 6556.