Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities - PRIME TIME Family Reading Time Program
- Michael Sartisky - Executive Director
Geographic Service Area
- New Orleans
To provide all Louisianians with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming. PRIME TIME Family Reading Time creates the precondition for future learning by bonding at-risk families around the act of reading and transforming them into lifelong readers. Summer Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study are free, intensive university-based professional development seminars in humanities disciplines for Louisiana K-12 teachers. KnowLA, the online encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture, offers extensive, cutting-edge teaching and learning resources for students and educators alike. Through the programs described, the LEH assists Louisianans in applying the disciplines of the humanities to facilitate thoughtful, enriching conversations about the meaning of history and culture in our lives. The LEH seeks to leverage its resources to empower Louisiana families and educators to guide students toward measurably improved learning outcomes.