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Local tribes receiving government funding for Save the Children

October 10, 2012

Twelve community organizations and school districts, including Save the Children at Lake Quinault and Taholah Elementary Schools, will split $4 million a year for five years to give students academic help after and before school.

The money is being awarded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. The program, which is funded federally, offers money for academic and enrichment opportunities in high-needs neighborhoods when school isn’t in session.

“This is a great win for a number of communities,” said Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction. “It gives students in those areas another place to go to get help so they don’t fall behind in school.”
A 21st Century Community Learning Center helps students meet state and local academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics, by providing the students with opportunities for academic enrichment. It also provides students with a broad array of other activities — such as prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology, and character education — when school is not in session.

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