SJ-R: Ball-Chatham, YMCA launch program for low-income students

People-100By Maggie Menderski
Staff Writer

CHATHAM — The growing Ball-Chatham School District also has seen an increase in its number of academically struggling, low-income students the past three years.

Next school year, the district will use a $26,000 grant from the United Way of Central Illinois to partner with the Springfield YMCA for a new after-school program designed to address the problem.

Tammi Kuhn, principal of Glenwood Elementary School, said the initiative intends to serve about 60 students with a focus on reinforcing the foundations of reading and mathematics skills…

***Please note the $26,000 grant from United Way was awarded to the Springfield YMCA to implement the program***

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