Grant allows Dane County program to continue after-school services

Grant allows Dane County program to continue after-school services

A grant will allow Dane County to continue to help provide children with tutoring and after-school programs.

Dane County’s Partners for After School Success (PASS) Americorps program has been awarded over $386,000 in funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grants will allow PASS to place 52 AmeriCorps members at community-based sites in low-income areas.

The members will provide middle and high school students with tutoring, after school programs and teach them emotional skills.

“It’s exciting to have Dane County’s PASS AmeriCorps program receive this recognition,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi in a news release. “This funding will allow us to continue our quality after school programs and serve the youth in our community through mentorship and other resources.”

PASS members tutor up to 160 kids per year, according to the release. It also states that an impact analysis completed by an education research center in Wisconsin found that those who participate in the PASS program demonstrate higher rates of school attendance than their peers who do not participate.

PASS AmeriCorps works with 14 partner agencies located in Madison, Sun Prairie, McFarland, Oregon, Verona and Middleton.

The program’s host sites range from public schools and private agencies to neighborhood and youth resource centers.

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