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Learn and Serve Grants Awarded for 2007-2008

June 25, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fifteen school and community programs have been awarded nearly $70,000 in grants from the West Virginia Department of Education for 2007-2008.  

Each recipient received $4,479 through West Virginia’s Learn and Serve program, which is funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service. The funding is to encourage K-12 public school students to become more involved in civic engagement through “Learn and Serve-America.”  

Recipients are: Doddridge County High School, Learn & Serve Club; Fayette County Board of Education and Southern Appalachian Labor School, Coalfield Housing; Kanawha County Schools, Neighbors Helping Neighbors _ Quilts for Kids; Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) VII and Marion County Schools, Get Healthy _ Healthy Choices for Sunbeam Kids; Mineral County Schools, Frankfort Middle School’s Students Taking On Projects (Stop), Keyser High School’s Reaching out to Communities Reaching Out to Communities with the Companion; Morgantown High School’s Environmental Monitors, Scott’s Run Settlement House, Creating Butterfly Gardens, RESA VII/United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, Youth United; Ohio County Schools, Wheeling Park High School’s Park Patriots Serve; Pleasant County Schools, St. Mary’s High School’s Carpenters’ Chronicles; Roane County, Patch 21st CCLC Program’s Low Income Senior Food Drive; Taylor County Schools, Grafton High Schools and Taylor County Technical Center, Taylor County Serves; Wayne County, Playmates, Preschool and Child Development Centers’ Wayne County Community Learning Centers Olympians; and Wirt County’s Primary Center, Middle School and High School, Wirt County Serves.  

Overall, the projects serve 5,515 students statewide.  

To qualify for funding, applicants had to show that they: organize school-community experiences to meet the three West Virginia Learn & Serve objectives; cooperate with the Learn & Serve training specialists who will tailor visits to each site to promote an increase in the quality, quantity and participation; send at least one project adviser and one student to a three-day training workshop.  

For more information, contact Sallie Harrington, assistant director of the Office of Title II, School and School System Improvement, at (304) 558-7881.  

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