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Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington

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The tribe and AT&T have launched a program to support a special reading program for tribal youth. The AT&T Foundation awarded a $34,000 grant for an Accelerated Reading Skills Improvement Program conducted by the tribe in collaboration with the Arlington School District. Its goal is to improve the reading skills of tribal youth, ages 5 to 12, to enable them to become productive, contributing members of their families, tribes and communities. AT&T also will donate $1,000 worth of books about American Indian history and culture to the library at the President's Elementary School where all students will have access to the books from Oyate, a Native, nonprofit organization. 'We welcome AT&T's support and participation in this program. This is the kind of relationship we need to help strengthen education and future employment opportunities for our young people,' Chairman Edward L. Goodridge Sr. said.