Board Approves Grant for After School Clubs

The Somerset Foundation Board held their first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year in early September and approved a grant to fund After School Clubs that provide additional support and/or enrichment in the areas of reading, phonemic awareness, writing, math, and research/public speaking for grades K-5.  Based on teacher recommendations, students will be invited to participate in clubs once a week for 8 weeks.  There will be two rounds of these 8 week sessions, one in the fall and one in the early spring.  The Foundation has been supporting Somerset Elementary’s After School Clubs initiative since 2006.  Over the years, the clubs and specific target areas have evolved but the purpose and outcomes have remained the same: to help students achieve academic success.  By providing support for an average of 80 students each year, this program has serviced approximately 720 students since its conception.  In keeping with the curriculum 2.0, both game and digital resources are used to provide students with additional opportunities to strengthen their academic skills in a format that is both academically rewarding and fun.