Hooks Independent School District has received more than six hundred thousand dollars for a program to help kids after school.
The Afterschool Centers on Education Grant, also known as ACE, focuses on behavior, academics and attendance. Free services such as financial planning and welding are also extended to parents.
Educators said the grant will allow them to offer help to more than four hundred elementary, junior high and high school students. ACE Project Director Carrie Moro said many times students don’t have someone to help them with their homework because their parents work. Moro said ACE can provide that assistance.
Applications can be picked up at any Hooks campus location starting August 6.