Tennessee Expands After-School Programs For At-Risk Students

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Gov. Phil Bredesen and Education Commissioner Lana Seivers announced Thursday 126 new grants for after-school programs for the 2006-07 school year funded by roughly $12.3 million in unclaimed lottery prize money. The Lottery Education After-school Programs (LEAP) is geared toward public or non-profit agencies to expand or develop after-school programs serving at least 50 percent at-risk students for an average of 15 hours a week. The LEAP program has provided approximately $21.2 million in grants to date.

"These programs provide quality learning opportunities and a safe haven for thousands of Tennessee students after school hours," Gov. Bredesen said. "They provide our schools with additional resources to reach at-risk students and to improve their overall achievement. I am very aware of the high cost and challenge of providing services for at-risk students, especially in urban districts, and I intend to work closely with the General Assembly to continue making progress in this area."

The General Assembly passed new legislation this year for a second after-school grant program, the Test Preparation Pilot Project. This program is designed to provide ACT/SAT preparation, academic tutoring and study skills for at-risk students. Each site may serve no more than 60 seventh- through ninth-grade students for an average of 15 hours a week. The project will begin with six sites — one urban and one rural in each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions. Each site will receive $50,000 a year for three years.

“After-school programs give educators extra resources to reach at-risk students who are falling behind their peers,” Comm. Seivers said. “A different teacher or approach can go a long way toward reinforcing academic skills vital to student success in school.”

The following sites will participate in the Test Preparation Pilot Project:

Region Urban Rural
West Memphis City Schools University of Tennessee – Tipton, 4H BLAST
Middle Cannon County REACH Programs Catholic Charities of TN, Inc.
East Hamilton County DOE Kingsport City Schools - John Sevier Middle School

Below are the newest recipients of LEAP grants:
Location Grantee Award Amount
Alamo Alamo City Schools $202,500.00
Anderson County Anderson County Schools $79,650.00
Athens City Athens City Schools $215,573.00
Bedford County Bedford County DOE $86,500.00
Bradley County Bradley County Schools $222,750.00
Bristol Boys & Girls Club of Bristol $40,125.00
Bristol YWCA of Bristol $27,900.00
Campbell County Campbell County Board of Education $155,000.00
Cannon County Cannon County REACH Programs $50,000.00
Carroll County Huntingdon SSD $54,600.00
Carroll County South Carroll Special School District - Clarksburg School $71,500.00
Carter County Carter County Schools $47,980.00
Carter County Carter County Schools - Runaway After-school Program $381,292.00
Chattanooga Chattanooga Chapter of the Links, Inc. $50,000.00
Chattanooga Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga $25,380.00
Chattanooga St. Elmo/Alton Part Partners, Inc $29,400.00
Chattanooga YMCA Community Action Project (YCAP) - Chattanooga $50,700.00
Chester County Chester County BOE - Chester County Middle $35,100.00
Claiborne County Claiborne County BOE - Claiborne County High $62,700.00
Claiborne County Claiborne County BOE - Cumberland Gap High $30,000.00
Claiborne County Claiborne County BOE - Soldiers Memorial Middle $20,000.00
Claiborne County Claiborne County Schools - Forge Ridge School $40,800.00
Claiborne County Claiborne County Schools - TNT Primary $39,000.00
Claiborne County Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative $67,500.00
Clarksville Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools $256,000.00
Cleveland City Bradley County Government (Juvenile Court) $45,000.00
Cleveland City X-CEL Academy (Bradley County Juvenile Court) $93,600.00
Crockett County Crockett County Schools- Friendship/Maury/Gadsden $45,610.00
DeKalb County DeKalb County BOE $96,880.00
Dickson County Dickson County Juvenile Court $64,800.00
Gibson County Gibson County School System - Dyer Elementary & Spring Hill Elementary $65,000.00
Giles County Giles County School System $195,000.00
Greene County Greene County Schools $39,000.00
Grundy County Grundy County Schools - Tracy City $42,000.00
Grundy County Grundy County Schools ASTA $115,000.00
Hamilton County Hamilton County DOE $344,400.00
Jackson/Madison Jackson Madison County Schools - Northeast Middle School $70,200.00
Johnson City Boys to Men Mentoring Programs $79,000.00
Johnson City Johnson City School System - SHHS $111,764.00
Johnson City Johnson City Schools - 21st CCLC $68,250.00
Johnson City Johnson City Schools - Keystone Family Resource Center $50,000.00
Johnson County Johnson County Board of Education $176,540.00
Kingsport Kingsport City Schools - Jackson Elem. $77,400.00
Kingsport Kingsport City Schools - John F. Kennedy Elementary $46,800.00
Kingsport Kingsport City Schools-Scientia! $49,699.00
Knoxville Child & Family Tennessee - LIFE After-school Project - Knoxville $103,800.00
Knoxville Montgomery Village Child Development Center $37,125.00
Knoxville YMCA of East Tennessee $44,723.00
Knoxville YWCA of Knoxville $54,000.00
Lauderdale County Lauderdale County Schools $97,740.00
Lawrence County Lawrence County Schools $70,200.00
Lewis County Lewis County Schools $67,452.00
Lexington Lexington City Schools $33,102.00
Lincoln County Lincoln County BOE - FES LEAPs Program $97,500.00
Lincoln County Lincoln County BOE - South Lincoln After-school Program $74,100.00
Lincoln County Lincoln County DOE - Unity School $50,000.00
Loudon County Loudon County Board of Education $22,500.00
Manchester Mount Carmel United Methodist Church $90,000.00
McMinn County McMinn County - Mountain View School $39,000.00
McNairy County McNairy County Schools - Adamsville JR/SR High $86,875.00
Memphis ADT Child Development Academy - Memphis $43,250.00
Memphis City Builders Youth Org, The $54,347.00
Memphis CUDDLES - Com Unique Dev & Div Lrng Env Sys $118,650.00
Memphis Jessie Mahan Center, Inc. $20,265.00
Memphis LeMoyne-Owen College Community Dev Corp $114,750.00
Memphis Memphis City Schools III $609,600.00
Memphis Memphis City Schools I $177,000.00
Memphis Memphis City Schools II $186,450.00
Memphis Partners in Public Education - Memphis $39,150.00
Mountain City City of Mountain City $76,000.00
Nashville Bethlehem Centers of Nashville $21,000.00
Nashville Boxing Resource Center - Nashville $37,800.00
Nashville Catholic Charities of TN, Inc. $182,250.00
Nashville City of Life Corporation $51,085.00
Nashville Family Affair Ministries - The Learning Zone $128,100.00
Nashville Martha O'Bryan Center $32,265.00
Nashville Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools $34,208.00
Nashville New Vision, Inc.- Nashville $38,400.00
Nashville Project for Neighborhood Aftercare $68,249.00
Nashville Project Reflect, Inc $53,250.00
Nashville Samaritan Ministries/Project SEE $63,000.00
Nashville Village Cultural Arts Center, Inc., The $30,450.00
Nashville Woodbine Community Organization $51,900.00
Oak Ridge Oak Ridge City Schools - Glenwood Elem. $94,470.00
Obion County Obion County BOE - Ridgemont Elementary $26,000.00
Obion County Obion County BOE - South Fulton Elementary $31,200.00
Office-Hamblen
Sites-Hamblen County Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority (ENABLE) $188,764.00
Office-Hamblen
Sites-Hamblen County Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority (Hamblen) $84,000.00
Office-Hamblen
Sites-Union County Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority (Union) $62,842.00
Office-Hamblen
Sites-Union/Hamblen Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority - Luttrell Elementary & Hamblen County $152,485.00
Office-Smyrna
Sites-Warren Tennessee Opportunity Programs, Inc - Dibrell Elem., Hickory Creek Elem., & West Elem. $97,500.00
Office-Smyrna
Warren County Tennessee Opportunity Programs $108,000.00
Overton County Overton County - Livingston Academy $64,500.00
Overton County Overton County Schools - AH Roberts Elem. $70,200.00
Overton County Overton County Schools - Allons $40,300.00
Overton County Overton County Schools - Rickman Elementary $32,955.00
Putnam County Putnam County School System $570,900.00
Putnam County Putnam County School System- I Pals $432,000.00
Roane County Roane County Schools - Bowers Elementary $119,700.00
Rutherford/Murfreesboro Murfreesboro City Schools $42,600.00
Scott County Appalachian Life Quality Initiative - Boys and Girls Club of Scott County $227,500.00
Sevier County Sevier County/Northview Middle School $90,000.00
Statewide/Knoxville Office Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee - Knoxville (statewide project) $369,685.00
Statewide/Knoxville Office Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Alliance I $192,000.00
Statewide/Knoxville Office Boys and Girls Club Tennessee Alliance II $350,850.00
Statewide/Knoxville Office University of Tennessee Extension Service $121,062.00
Stewart County Stewart County Government $58,500.00
Sumner County Sumner County BOE $104,625.00
Sumner County Sumner County BOE - Unity Community Learning Ctr $155,700.00
Tipton County Tipton County BOE - Teen Learning Ctr $51,900.00
Trenton Trenton Housing Authority $42,000.00
Tullahoma Tullahoma City Schools $45,000.00
Unicoi County Unicoi County School System - Love Chapel Elementary & Unicoi County Middle $89,280.00
Van Buren County Van Buren County BOE - Spencer Elementary $55,325.00
Wayne County Wayne County Board of Education $94,250.00
Weakley County Martin Housing Authority - Weakley County $30,378.00
Williamson/Franklin Franklin SSD $138,600.00
Wilson/Lebanon Lebanon Special School District $50,000.00
Wilson/Lebanon Lebanon Special School District - Coles Ferry $74,400.00


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