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Durham School Gets $600K Grant

Posted March 11, 2008 5:35 p.m. EDT

— 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.