Penn State Altoona’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honors society, received a Chapter Service Award for its Literacy Alive! Project for the 2015-16 academic year.
The chapter partnered with Family Services of Blair County on a no-sew blanket and book bundle project in which students from the chapter paired fleece blankets with books from Scholastic for children arriving at shelters. Through the initiative, the children are given a blanket all their own to cuddle with and are exposed to literacy through the books, which is what Kappa Delta Pi is all about.
Only six out of 600 applicants across the nation were selected to receive a project service award. The chapter was recognized at the KDP Biannual Convocation Conference held in Pittsburgh in October.