The Gwinnett Braves has awarded their September grant to the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence.
According to a press release, the All About Kids-themed grant is worth $1,000 and will help fund Norcross' After School Matters program.
The program aims to make after-school time productive and fun for Norcross students. Its mission is to increase the graduation rate, prepare students for a career or college, cultivate different talents, lift self-confidence and decrease risky behavior.
The $1,000 grant would go specifically to training teachers for After School Matters, as well as paying for snacks and bus tickets for the students involved, says the news release.
“We are so appreciative of the Gwinnett Braves and their commitment to this program,” said Foundation President Chris Saunders upon receiving the grant. “The seven week pilot program last year far exceeded school administrators’ expectations, and with these funds from the G-Braves, we will be able to continue its expansion this school year.”
Over the last 11 years, the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence has funded a wide variety of projects, including the Paul Duke House, the school’s outdoor matrix sign, teacher grants and scholarships for teachers.
About the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence: The Foundation is a 501c3 organization founded in 2001 with a generous gift from Mr. Paul Duke. Its mission is to partner with Norcross High School and the Norcross, Georgia community in continual support of Norcross High School as a world class school. Its goals are to improve facilities of the school, promote equity among all students and develop and strengthen the academic, artistic and athletic capabilities of the students. For more information on how to get involved with the NHS Foundation for Excellence, contact Mr. Chris Saunders at 404-680-0523.
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