After-school homework program gets funding for another year

Funds from an anonymous donor and from the Greater Ottawa County United Way will keep an after-school homework program going for another year. Community C.H.I.L.L. - a program for students from Lakeshore and White Pines middle schools - received $21,000 in funding, including $2,500 from an anonymous donor, said Kim Boersema, secretary to Lakeshore's principal and one of four people who run the program.
Jordan Travis
Jun 28, 2011

This is the third year the program has received money from an anonymous donor, she said. The program also receives $4,000 from the Grand Haven Area Public Schools Foundation.

The money goes toward salaries, supplies, Internet for the program’s computers and other expenses.

C.H.I.L.L.” stands for “completing homework in a learning lab,” Boersema said — and that’s just what the program does. During the school year, students gather at the River Haven Village clubhouse every week, Monday through Thursday, to do their homework. Students can get help with their assignments or study a school subject.

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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