North Hancock Elementary announced last week the school plans to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. The grant is for five years, and totals $490,000.
“The first three years the grant is $100,000 per year,” Lacey Mosby, North Hancock Elementary Family Resource Coordinator, said. “The last two years it is $95,000 per year.”
Mosby said the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant is strictly for the school’s Kidzquest after school program, and is to allow the school to build upon the existing program. Kidzquest consists of math, reading, small groups and other enrichment activities, Mosby said.
“We had this grant in 2008 to 2013,” Mosby said. “It is how we started the after school program.”
Mosby said the school applied for the continuation grant, but did not receive it. She said the school decided to reapply again this year. To get the grant, the school needs the community’s help and letters of support.
“We need any input and suggestions on activities the community would like to see offered in the after school program,” Mosby said. “If they can offer any services to the children and the adults, we would definitely take that.”
As an example, Mosby mentioned local banks teaching a financial literacy course for families. She said the school is open to any other type of class or service community members want to provide.
To write a letter of support, or offer help, contact family Resource Center Coordinator Lacey Mosby at 270.927.7900 or by email at: [email protected]
By Ralph Dickerson