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Luverne School receives $375K 21st Century grant

Published 3:42pm Monday, September 9, 2013

After school care will continue at Luverne School thanks to a $375,000 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

LaFreda Griffin, community education director, said that Luverne will receive $125,000 per year for three years, and this is the third grant cycle the school has been awarded the grant.

Griffin said that the program enables parents to be more productive because they can work and not worry about after-school child care.

Students can stay in after-school care from 3:05 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.

“Our main focal point is after-school care,” she said. “We have highly qualified teachers many of whom are the actual teachers of the children in the program,” she said. “We have one-on-one tutoring with an AMSTI math person until the students understand the concepts.”

The program is called TIGER Institute, Griffin said.

It serves grades K-8.

Cost of the program is a $5 registration fee and $2 per day.

Students also enjoy enrichment activities and physical activities, and yearly field trips. Students are also provided a snack.

Highland Home and Brantley also have programs – SOAR High Academy and Lights on Afterschool.

Griffin said these programs will have to reapply after this school year.

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