HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor announced After-School Grant Program awards totaling $8,490,000 over the biennium to support 26 programs in 18 districts. Included in these awards were Stamford’s own Aspiring Leadership Through Action (ALTA) and After-school Titans (AST). Of course, State Representative Michael Molgano (R-144) was not hesitant to share the excitement about the news and what this means for Stamford.
“I am grateful to Governor Malloy and Commissioner Pryor for recognizing what an important asset these two organizations are to the Stamford community. These grants will further allow them to provide a safe and educational after school environment for our children, said Rep. Molgano.
Aspiring Leadership through Action is an afterschool program that provides academic and cultural enrichment to high school students with Latino backgrounds attending Stamford and Westhill High Schools in Stamford, Connecticut. They received $282,856 through the state grant program.
The After School Titans Program provides students with enrichment, remediation, tutoring, and literacy activities at Turn of River Middle School. Families are engaged in activities that promote parental involvement. They received $376,502 through the state grant program.
ALTA and AST were selected through a competitive process that considered the strength of the proposal to address the needs of students in their community, promote parental and community engagement, provide academic enrichment, support the overall wellness of students, and demonstrate strong program organization.