Youth to benefit from EBS Foundation grant

La Jolla Historical Society has received a grant from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to help launch education and youth outreach initiatives in the coming year.

Jennifer Harter heads the Education Committee, which was started in December 2010.

She said the gift will enable them to purchase an LCD projector screen, mobile speaker system, professional wall maps of La Jolla to equip the meeting room in the Balmer Annex and to buy nearly $1,000 in art supplies.

In just the last few months the Education Committee has hosted a Student Photo Contest and developed a partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, resulting in a March 2011 workshop allowing scouts to achieve their “Local Lore” badge where students learned mapping skills, went on a walking history tour of the community, studied architecture and created posters.

“This grant represents the third meaningful gift from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation in the last four years,” said John Bolthouse, the society’s executive director. “It’s gratifying to know that the Foundation, which is very selective in where it directs its philanthropic investments, continues to believe in the Society and its place in the community.”

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  4. Historian kicks off La Jolla architecture lecture series Feb. 24
  5. La Jolla team working to preserve newspaper collection

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