Grant funds awarded for snacks for after-school program

June 9, 2015

The Sussex Tech Adult Division has been granted funding by the Arsht Cannon Foundation to provide snacks for students enrolled in the 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Programs at Woodbridge Middle School and Phillis Wheatley Elementary School. The programs serve primarily Hispanic students in the Woodbridge School District. The after-school programs offer assistance with homework, remediation and enrichment in reading as well as technology. In addition, computer and healthy cooking classes are offered to parents, and Family Fun Nights will be held. Field trips to help increase background knowledge and promote connection with families and schools are also planned. The 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program is a collaboration among Sussex Tech Adult Division, Woodbridge School District, Delaware State Housing Authority at Laverty Lane and the Arsht Cannon Foundation. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the collaboration is to increase academic achievement, increase school connectedness of the participants’ families and increase the students’ capacity to become productive adults. “This program is just one more shining example of Sussex Tech’s commitment to serving the needs of families and students in Sussex County,” said Dr. Michael Owens, director of Extended Learning with Sussex Tech. Shown are students at Woodbridge Middle School learning to make healthy fruit smoothies with food purchased through a grant from the Arsht Cannon Foundation.   pouring and measuring