Six Alaska school districts to get money for youth programs

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2000

JUNEAU (AP) -- Six Alaska school districts will share in $4.5 million in federal money to fund after-school programs, the governor's office said Friday.

The six school districts selected to receive the money are Anchorage, North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Yukon-Koyukuk, Craig City and Sitka.

The money was granted under the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. The money allows schools to stay open longer and offer a variety or programs, including tutoring, drug and violence prevention counseling and college preparatory activities.

''This is a terrific opportunity for these Alaska schools to implement programs for their kids enrichment, safety and well-being,'' Gov. Tony Knowles said.

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