Riverside Local Schools will receive a $75,000 Community Connectors grant for tutoring, community service and character-building activities.
The grant was announced Oct. 8 by the Ohio Department of Education.
Community Connectors Mentoring Grants are for community partnerships that give Ohio students access to role models in their communities to help inspire them and help them develop skills that lead to success in school and the workplace, according to the education department. The Community Connectors Program was proposed in Gov. John Kasich’s 2014 State of the State address. Since July 2015, 118 community partnerships have been awarded, totaling nearly $9.9 million.
The $75,000 grant is for a partnership of the Neighborhood Outreach Center Inc., the school district and the DeGraff United Methodist Church. The outreach center will serve students in the school district with mentoring that will include homework help, tutoring, goal-setting and character-building activities and community service, according to an education department press release.
For more information, visit communityconnectors.ohio.gov.
Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.