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School program in Mahoning County awarded $90,450

  • 7/23/2015 3:35:00 PM
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By Brooke Meenachan, Multi-Media Producer YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) is partnering up with the Youngstown City School District as part of Ohio's new Community Connectors school mentorship program. Ohio Gov. John Kasich proposed the program back in 2014 and since then 82 community partnerships will be able to share more than $6.8 million. The state received 192 applications. This program is designed to help students ac...
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Elyria youth outreach group earns $100,000 grant

  • 7/23/2015 3:31:00 PM
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Filed on July 11, 2015 by Lisa Roberson ELYRIA — Former Elyria High School teacher Stacie Starr and Lisa Bramhall, executive director of the south side’s youth outreach group Save Our Children, have been awarded $100,000 to start an after-school mentoring program for teens. Starr and Bramhall learned Friday afternoon they were the recipients of a one-year $75,000 grant through from the Ohio Department of Education as a part of Gov. John Kasich’s Community Connector Initiative. Starr said a...
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Ohio awards $6.8 million in grants as part of mentorship program

  • 7/23/2015 3:29:00 PM
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Associated Press | COLUMBUS – Universities, nonprofits and businesses are among those sharing in about $6.8 million in state grants under a new student-mentorship program. Gov. John Kasich created the Community Connectors program. It aims to give students access to role models by providing grants to help companies and organizations partner with area schools. The Ohio Department of Education said July 13 that 82 partnerships would be receiving the grants. Awardees include Big Brothers B...
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Area students to benefit from state mentorship grant

  • 7/23/2015 3:28:00 PM
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By SHELLEY TERRY Staff writer sterry@starbeacon.com Star Beacon ASHTABULA — The Ohio Department of Education this week awarded several Ashtabula County schools a share of more than $6.8 million going to Ohio schools as part of a new state program. The Community Connectors School Mentorship Program aims to give more students access to positive role models, said Michael Perona, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Education.    The state received 192 applications for fu...
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Mansfield schools receive grant for mentorship program

  • 7/23/2015 3:26:00 PM
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COLUMBUS, Ohio —State Rep. Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) has announced that Mansfield City Schools have received a grant of approximately $75,000 as part of Ohio’s Community Connectors school mentorship program. In 2014, Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio legislature designed the Community Connectors program to bring schools, businesses, faith groups, and civic groups together in an effort to encourage mentorship opportunities for students. Mansfield Local Schools, in partnership with North End Comm...
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City schools to benefit from mentoring grants

  • 7/23/2015 3:25:00 PM
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CHILLICOTHE – Helping students navigate their road to the future starting at younger ages is the focus of a pair of community-based mentoring grants involving the Chillicothe City Schools that were awarded this week through a new state program. The Community Connectors program, first proposed by Gov. John Kasich in 2014, aims to give students more access to inspirational role models and to nurture skills that will help them succeed both in school and in the workplace. It received 192 funding...
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State fosters local mentors with Community Connector grants

  • 7/23/2015 3:03:00 PM
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By Doug Livingston  Beacon Journal education writer The state has awarded $556,000 to 12 area school districts to support youth mentoring programs. Altogether, the Ohio Department of Education announced $6.8 million in Community Connectors grants that, with State Controlling Board approval, would fund 82 of 192 nonprofit or community-based agencies that work with schools across Ohio. The state initiative, proposed by Gov. John Kasich and passed by legislators last year, sets aside $10 million ...
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