Durham School Gets $600K Grant
Posted March 11, 2008 5:35 p.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — A Durham public school has received a $600,000 grant to boost beneficial behavior the school announced Tuesday.
Healthy Start Academy, 807 West Chapel Hill St., serves students in fourth through eighth grades.
The grant money will fund a mentoring program with these goals:
- reduce the drop-out rate,
- improve academic performance,
- improve interpersonal relationships with peers, teachers, other adults and family members, and
- prevent juvenile delinquency and gang involvement.
School officials expect to serve 150 area students.