More $$ For After-school Plans

Six Kaneohe schools have earned a million-dollar infusion of federal money to continue after-school enrichment programs through 2019. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant supports programs for low-income students based on each school’s share of Title I funds.

Castle Complex won $1 million, or $200,000 per year, to “design and implement effective out-of-school programs that improve student achievement and social development” at Kahaluu, Kapunahala, Ben Parker and He‘eia elementary schools, and King Intermediate and Castle High schools. This was the only grant awarded in the Windward District, and the third for the complex over the past 13 years.

The grant-writing team included Castle Redesign director Susan Young, Cecily Chun, Helene Tom, and six principals and partners.