Vaughn gets tutoring grant

A grant that will total $1.25 million over the next five years will enable Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Flushing to provide some local high schools with academic support services.
The federal grant, which was given by the national Upward Bound Program, which provides after-school tutoring, will be for $250,000 during each of the five years. Students from Grover Cleveland High School, Richmond Hill High School and August Martin High School will receive the tutoring from students at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.
“This grant will make it possible for college students at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology to tutor high school students participating in the Upward Bound Program in Queens,” said Congressmember Joseph Crowley. “The Upward Bound Program provides high school students with the academic assistance they need to get better grades, graduate and go on to college. After-school tutoring instills good habits in our students to study harder, and set goals to build better lives filled with opportunities to learn and grow.”
To be eligible to receive the tutoring, high school students must be “from low-income families, families where neither parent has attained a bachelor’s degree, and low-income first generation military veterans.”
Crowley said that, along with assisting high school students, the program will also benefit the students at Vaughn College.
“This grant funding also affords students at Vaughn College the opportunity to become mentors to these high school students, and utilize the knowledge they have acquired through their education,” he said.

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