Ranae L’Italien, Assistant Executive Director of the Kennebec Valley YMCA, has received $1000.00 toward a “Camp KV Literacy Program,” to purchase literature for Camp KV in Readfield, which serves kids throughout Kennebec County. Campers can experience reading and writing in a relaxed environment with age appropriate, multi-genre books, journal writing materials and more resources. Visits to the cabin and literacy activities will be regularly scheduled into each camper’s day. The space will be used to host local authors and librarians, as well as inspire read-a-louds and the creation of Story Walks trails. The program’s goal is to reduce the reading achievement gap among campers.