American Presidents Museum receives grant from Target for “Kids in the Museum”

The American Presidents Museum, operated by the nonprofit educational organization the National Center for Presidential Studies, will partner with Target to create educational and fun programs designed to bring young visitors to the museum.

Grant monies will be used for educational development of programs, supplies for hands-on activities, and the addition of interactive displays within select exhibits, all under a program “Kids in the Museum.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have received national recognition from Target for our efforts,” said Stormy Lynn Snow, executive director of the museum, and founder of the educational center. “Equally as important as their generous contribution of the $2,000 grant is the credibility this award gives our efforts.”

The grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given five percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts and safe families and communities. Today that translates to $3 million every week.

“At Target, we are making a real difference every day through our grant-making program,” said Laysha Ward, vice president, community relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with American Presidents Museum and the National Center for Presidential Studies as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.”

Additionally, Target gives through signature programs that are designed to inspire learning in children and families. Programs include:

* Take Charge of Education®, a school fundraising program
* Target Field Trip Grants, a program that helps educators bring learning to life for students through the distribution of grants
* Ready.Sit.Read!SM, a program dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of reading in children
* Target House®, which serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving life-saving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis
* Target Volunteers, a program where Target team members and retirees annually donate more than 315,000 hours of time to more than 7,000 community-based projects

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