Long Beach's St. Anthony High School was awarded $10,000 from the William H. Hannon Foundation. The grant will go toward's the school's academic support program, the Support Team Education Plan (STEP).
The STEP program, originally developed by the Los Angeles Archdiocese Department of Catholic Schools, piloted at St. Anthony's in the 2014-2015 school year as a way for students to seek additional help in their academics with tutoring and workshops. The extra funding will help the program expand and offer more services.
With the grant, students can receive additional skill training in time management, organization and social learning in addition to academic tutoring.
“It is unique for a private school to offer additional assistance for students who would not otherwise be able to sustain the rigorous academic curriculum,” Gina Mascaro, St. Anthony High School's development director, said. “We are excited that the William H. Hannon Foundation has recognized this very important component of our students’ success and agreed to partner with us as we grow this vital program.”
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