Cannon County REACH Receives 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

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REACH RECEIVES GRANT -- REACH Executive Director Angela King, County Executive Mike Gannon, REACH Site Coordinator and State Rep. Stratton Bone.
Governor Phil Bredesen, Representative Stratton Bone and Education Commissioner Timothy Webb last week announced a $100,000 federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for Cannon County REACH Afterschool Programs. The program seeks to raise achievement levels of low-income students and students attending underperforming schools through research-based enrichment programs operated outside the school day.

“We’ve made a serious commitment to our students by raising our standards through the Tennessee Diploma Project and these grants help support our efforts to see that all students graduate ready for college and the workforce,” Gov. Bredesen said.

Forty-five school systems and community organizations received grants to open 21st Century community sites across the state. Grantees can help students improve through a variety of ways including remedial education, tutoring and mentoring programs, recreational activities, and technology programs. For more information on the types of approved activities, visit

“Partnerships like these help us meet the needs of our students most at risk and these grants are even more invaluable as we transition this year to new state standards with the Tennessee Diploma Project,” Rep. Bone said.

Cannon County REACH will receive funding for the next three years with the opportunity for a two year extension if the program demonstrates adequate student progress.
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