SANTIAM CANYON SCHOOL DISTRICT, MILL CITY $142,571
Rural Options and Opportunities is designed to respond to the needs of an isolated, rural community that has suffered economic distress due to the collapse of the timber industry. The entire community collaborated to design this project, which will offer literacy education; telecommunications and technology programs for all ages; a parenting skills component; and programs that integrate education, health and social services, recreation, and cultural activities.
LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEWPORT $198,706
Each of four communities in rural Oregon will establish community learning centers that will provide extended learning opportunities after school and during the summer, helping students to meet local achievement goals and the state's benchmark standards in core academic subjects. The centers will provide other services as well, including parenting skills, nutrition and health programs, and telecommunications and technology education programs for all ages.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 8-C, ONTARIO $39,000
This rural district is drawing together public and private partners and employers to implement an expanded day and summer program for middle and elementary students, their families, and the community. The program seeks to help these students exceed Oregon education benchmarks, resist drugs and violence, and enjoy recreation and hobbies.
CROOK DESHUTES EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT, REDMOND
The Deshutes County Community Learning Center Consortium is focused on adolescents through partnerships with Family Access Network, Lighted Schools, Goals 2000, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Central Oregon Community Colleges, AmeriCorps, Bend Parks and Recreation, and Sister's Organization for Activities and Recreation to serve some 5,000 students at 5 middle and 2 elementary schools. They offer literacy programs during the summer and weekends as well as other social services.