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After school programs receive $2 million grant

September 21, 2017 07:17 PM

(ABC 6 News)-The Rochester school district received a $2 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Education that will go towards after-school programs and the services they provide.
The district announced at Tuesday night's school board meeting, it received a grant of $2 million from the Minnesota Department of Education to go toward after-school programs and services.
The grant will help students get more out-of-classroom education experiences.
 
It will also provide after-school programming at the district's four middle schools and the district's two community schools, Gage and Riverside Elementary School.
 
In addition, the grant was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester as well as three after-school programs like the Somali Kulan Community.
"You’re going to be helping little kids understand how to navigate through the school system, how to do homework, how to get prepared for exams in school and it’s just something you can see the end results in, not right now but later on, and it’s just so gratifying,” said Abdi Roble, owner of Somali Kulan Community.
The grant is for 3 years but the district may receive an additional two, two-year extension if they meet the goals of the grant.

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