TangerKIDS Grants Program for Countrywood

Left to right: Nancy Larson, General Manager of Tanger Outlets in Dear Park, Dr. Joseph Centamore, Tanger Office Administrator Amanda Fuentes, Countrywood teacher Jessica Barbato, Tanger Assistant General Manager Ilean Vassallo, Countrywood Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga, Countrywood teacher Allison Clancy, Countrywood Principal Mitchell Levy, and South Huntington Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo.
Left to right: Nancy Larson, General Manager of Tanger Outlets in Dear Park, Dr. Joseph Centamore, Tanger Office Administrator Amanda Fuentes, Countrywood teacher Jessica Barbato, Tanger Assistant General Manager Ilean Vassallo, Countrywood Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga, Countrywood teacher Allison Clancy, Countrywood Principal Mitchell Levy, and South Huntington Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo.

With the increased shortages in funding and growing needs of schools around the country, Tanger Outlets Centers Inc. is pleased to offer a new program that assists in helping local schools with funding for needed programs and/or equipment. Countrywood Primary Center recently made a submission for the TangerKIDS Grants Program and was selected to receive a grant to support the primary center’s “Creating a Sensory Friendly School Environment” program.  Nancy Larson, General Manager of Tanger Outlets in Dear Park shared, “For us to see this in action gives the program some life.” This is one of the company’s corporate driven initiatives that is awarded every year as a way of getting involved with the community. After learning more about “Creating a Sensory Friendly School Environment” program, Countrywood became a notable candidate for the grant that would aid in student involvement in ways that help their learning. “For us to see this in action, it gives us a positive feeling. We liked the way it involved the school and engages everyone by incorporating the whole student body,” Nancy shared, alongside Assistant General Manager Ilean Vassallo and Office Administrator Amanda Fuentes.