June 22, 2024 1:04 pm
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Halifax County Welcomes Inaugural PBS Education Advocate

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In a significant boost to early childhood education, PBS North Carolina has appointed LaTarsha Debro as Halifax County’s first PBS Rootle Ambassador. The program, launched in 2021, aims to equip local community members with PBS’s educational resources, enhancing learning for children ages 2-8. Debro, a veteran Branch Librarian at Weldon Memorial Library, will be part of the fourth cohort of ambassadors, thanks to funding from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust grant.

Debro expressed her excitement about the role, noting her personal connection to Halifax County and her long-standing relationship with PBS. She emphasized the importance of PBS’s resources in establishing a solid academic foundation for young learners. Over the coming months, Debro will engage with the community, promoting the various educational tools and programs available through PBS Kids and Rootle, starting with the Rootle Ambassador Academy in August.