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USD 308 benefits from several Fund for Hutchinson grants

Hutchinson Public Schools benefitted directly and indirectly from several grants announced Thursday by the Hutchinson Community Foundation’s Fund for Hutchinson grants. The funding were made during the annual grant ceremony at the Cosmosphere.

Grants included:

  • Reno County Head Start Jobs Work Classes for $2,717. In partnership with Hutchinson community clothing organizations and Kansas Works, the program will provide training and support for Head Start and Early Head Start parents and guardians as they learn skills to empower and enable them to find full- or part-time employment.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Hutchinson Inc. for three years at $12,000 annually. The grant provides an after-school program for seventh and eighth grade students at Hutchinson Middle School with homework help and opportunities and to become involved in school events. This will allow for continuous academic assistance while a sustainable funding source is built.
  • Hutchinson Public Schools for the second of a three-year grant for $5,000 each year for International Baccalaureate Programme. The funding is designed to make IB more accessible and students more successful by supporting teacher training and exam scholarships for IB. The Hutchinson Community Foundation is matched dollar for dollar by the Davis Foundation.
  • Trinity United Methodist Church for three years at $10,000 a year for Salthawk Community Support at Hutchinson High School. The program is designed to remove barriers to education by providing students in need with basic necessities and access to academic tutoring, financial education and self-esteem building activities.
  • Hutchinson Public Schools for $10,000 for the HHS Child Care Center. The funding provides support for renovation of the former art building into a daycare classroom for 3 to 5 year olds, increasing the financial stability of the center.