Afterschool programs get funds for academic support efforts
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Ten afterschool programs offered in different South Dakota communities are receiving grants to provide academic support opportunities to students.
The South Dakota Department of Education says the grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 a year. They are awarded through the department's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.
This year's recipients include the Alcester-Hudson School District, the Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribal School.
The Education Department says the 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students tutoring and mentoring opportunities, homework help, and music, arts, sports and cultural activities.
The families of children who participate in the centers' programs can also receive literacy and other educational services.
The department says this year's grant winners join 32 grant recipients already serving 49 sites across South Dakota.
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