Peekskill Middle School learned earlier this month it had received a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Award from the New York State Education Department totaling $926,311.
The school was one of 125 recipients out of 450 applicants. The funds will be used to provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students. It is the third time the district has received the grant.
“The 21st Century Community Learning Grant is paramount for our children, parents and staff. The funds will be used to help enable all students, especially those who have not yet achieved academic proficiency, to develop the academic and social-emotional skills for college and career-readiness,” said LEAP Coordinator Naima Smith Moore.
“Peekskill Middle School Learning Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) and its youth-serving partners will achieve this by creating a seamless learning experience providing multiple opportunities and ways of learning, anchored to high standards,” Moore added.