Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Award targets truancy in Bayview Hunters Point

A truancy intervention program in Bayview Hunters Point is expanding with the help of a two-year $238,000 grant from the US Department of Education. The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA is the beneficiary, and will expand its existing Center for Academic Re-entry and Empowerment (CARE) program.

CARE is a 15-week program that allows students who are truant or behind in credits to reengage in their education in a supportive, tailored school environment and successfully transition to another school setting where they can then complete the requirements needed to earn a high school diploma.

The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA plans to use the new funding to add a full-time case manager to staff, and maintain an additional classroom.

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