Explorations Academy awarded program-support grants

Explorations Academy, an independent Bellingham high school, has received two grants to support its education programs.

The school was awarded a $4,000 grant from Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund, which will support low-income students in its Compass Mentoring Program Pilot Project.

Explorations Academy piloted the mentoring program this year to enhance student success by working one-on-one with students to improve executive function skills such as prioritization and time management.

It also received a $5,000 grant from the Farm to School program through a request for continued support to the Sustainable Whatcom Fund at the Whatcom Community Foundation.

During the 2012-2013 school year, Explorations Academy will incorporate the program into its regular curriculum, which directors said would increase the school’s ability to provide health and skills-based education to students, families and the greater community.

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