DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Learn to Earn Dayton has received a $1 million grant that will go directly towards helping local students.

Dayton is one of four communities receiving  a combined $3.75 million in funding from a national group called Together for Students. 

“Not only do we educate during the school day but we are also concerned about what happens with our families,” Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Lolli said. “These after-school opportunities and experiences with our families will be supported through this grant.”

Dayton Public Schools and Huber Heights City Schools are two local districts that will benefit from the grant. Both schools say it means more money for after-school and summer programs.

“We’ll be able to provide some extra summer learning. So many times students in that summer time actually slide backwards in some of the skills that they have,” Huber Heights City Schools Superintendent Susan Gunnell said.

The money is going to Earn to Learn Dayton, who says the grant will help local districts strengthen academic support and parent, student and teacher partnerships. 

Learn to Earn Dayton CEO Tom Lasley said: “This is an incredible opportunity for our community to find the connections that we know are essential for the students to be successful in their learning.”

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