Parkside School Receives Five-Year Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for A+ Afterschool Program

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Through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, the Parkside A+ After School Program has received $100,000 per year for the next 5 years to continue after school programming at the Parkside school for grades four through eight.

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant is intended to help provide academic and enrichment programs for students who come from a predominantly low-income school district (40% or more free lunches and reduced) and who are academically at risk or in need of social, emotional or behavioral support.

The A+ after-school programs (Riverview, Redgranite and Parkside) will continue to be free for the 22/23 school year and will provide services to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Early registration is open from May 15 to June 30 for returning youth (and their siblings) and for priority youth. Registration is open to all families in the district on July 1 and can be completed on the A+ website.

The number of registrations is limited, families will be informed if their child is accepted into the A+ program or placed on the waiting list. The A+ program also offers full-day Spring Break programs for K-5 students and June afternoon summer programs for K-5 students. year.

The A+ program needs additional part-time adult and secondary school staff for the 22/23 school year at Parkside, Riverview and Redgranite schools. Team members must be reliable, caring and creative, enjoy working with young people, be able to pass a background check and want to make a difference in the lives of local youth. If interested, apply before Friday July 15, training starts Monday August 15.

For more information, go to https://www.wautomasd.org/page/a-after-school-programs or contact Kendra Knutson, A+ Program Coordinator at 920-787-7112 x1305 or [email protected] k12.wi.us.

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