The ‘Project Success’ Program of Vermilion County will be able to continue its after school programs at some area locations for another five years. The Illinois State Board of Education has awarded Project Success a nearly $3-million dollars in 21st Century Grants. The money is in addition to the $4.2 million dollars in grants awarded last August to expand the Project Success Teen Reach Program.
Rickey Williams Junior is the CEO of Project Success. He says the new $2.9 million dollar grant will allow before and after school programs to continue until 2024 at Westville and Georgetown-Ridge Farm High Schools, North Ridge Middle School and South View Upper Elementary schools and the Laura Lee Fellowship House. Students from Garfield, Mark Denman and East Park Elementary Schools attend the programs at Laura Lee.
Williams says the grant money allows for everything from academic tutoring and homework help to technical training, introduction of students to the arts.
‘’It’s just awesome to see how God has blessed our programs,’’ said Williams in a comment to VermilionCountyFirst.com News.