Thanks to $225,000 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, Warner Public Schools will offer afterschool tutoring and classes for students in high school and elementary school this year. The new funds will double the number of students the afterschool program can serve. Warner was one of nine Oklahoma districts to receive the grant.
The Jefferson County YMCA Festival Run raised money for afterschool programs and scholarships on Saturday. YMCA program director Matt Greene told the Mt. Vernon Register-News, “When people are running today, they can think about the kid they are helping in the after school program.”
Best Buy's Geek Squad partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces to bring its Geek Squad Summer Academy to Las Cruces for the first time. Sixty youth participated in the weekend-long summer camp and learned PC building and programming and digital music and photography. The Geek Squad Summer Academy is in its sixth year nationwide in 40 cities around the country.
The Cliffside Park Free Public Library is hosting a “Packets and Pizza” summer program to help elementary and middle school students “blends socializing with tutoring, and aims to provide academic support and foster strong reading skills,” the Cliffside Park Citizen reports. The free drop-in program encourages students to complete their summer reading assignments alongside pizza and library workers who help with academic assistance when the students need it. The program organizers say the tutoring program helps offset the effects of summer learning loss.