Catoosa County School Program Receives AT&T Funding

Catoosa County, GA (WDEF) A Catoosa County program to help students stay in school gets $290,000 from the AT&T Aspire Initiative.

Communities in Schools is one of 30 programs receiving funds nationwide.

It supports student mentoring and helps students that might have trouble in a traditional track to succeed.

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Communities in Schools will use the money to continue an intensive intervention classroom known as iFresh.

Ex. Dir. of Communities and Schools Suzanne Chovanec says, "The funding actually will support the iFresh program for two more years; through this funding. We’re really excited, we will be able to continue our classroom here at the Catoosa County Performance Learning Center. And also it gives opportunity as communities and schools, to be able to add additional staff. Which we will place at each additional high school."

The funds will also allow the program to expand into three high schools; plus a summer school STEM boot camp.