Notice-21st Century Grant
Willmar Public Schools will be applying for a 21st Century Grant in collaboration with Pact for Familes for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. This grant would provide funding for after-school programming at the Middle School and High School. The grant application is available for public review upon request at WEAC beginning April 22nd.
21st Century Grant
Willmar Public Schools is pleased to announce that the Middle School and Senior High have received a 21st Century Learning Grant. Each school receives $100,000 a year for three years.
The 21st Century Grant has several goals:
- Increase opportunities to develop and apply 21st century skills (collaboration, problem solving and health/nutrition)
- Increase community and school connectedness
- Increase academic performance of low performing or at risk of failure students
The 21st Century Program partners with Power Hour on homework. Kids can attend Power Hour first and then come to 21st Century programming. All activities are created by youth depending on their interests. Any Middle School youth can be part of the program. The program is free and transportation is provided.
The afternoon session focuses on an activity and includes a snack and evening meal.
The program is year round and will meet during the summer. Links to parent permission forms are below.
Parent Permission Forms
The 21st Century Initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to supporting local afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs. The program was reauthorized in 2015 as part of the Every Student Succeeds Ace (ESSA). Currently Willmar Middle School and Willmar Senior High have afterschool programs that are supported by these funds.
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