LASALLE – Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded $27,500 to the LaSalle Public Library as part of their 2021 Project Next Generation Grant program. PNG is a mentoring program created by Secretary White and administered through Illinois public libraries. Project mentors work with middle and high school students as the participants develop skills to use various technologies, achieve success through project-based learning and gain life skills such as effective communication, goal-setting and conflict resolution.
“I am committed to improving the lives of at-risk youth in Illinois,” said State Librarian Jesse White. “I established this innovative program when I first became Secretary of State to give students an opportunity to receive hands-on experience with the latest technological tools at their local library.”