ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has received a federal grant to host an enrichment program at two Clarke County elementary schools.
Teacher educators, health promotion and kinesiology professors head up the program, which is designed to improve local children's health and stimulate learning in reading and math.
"We are mobilizing our UGA resources to help children in the community by calling on faculty who know how to direct interventions in physical activity, healthy behavior, family engagement, reading and mathematics," UGA kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick said.
A $666,193 grant from 21st Century Community Learning Centers made the program possible. About 60 children in grades 2-5 at Chase Street and Fowler Drive elementary schools participate.