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Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) has issued a $32,513 grant to Provident, Inc., and a $60,000 grant to Unleashing Potential to support ASAP summer enrichment programs at four locations that include two elementary schools and two faith-based sites.

The Missouri Department of Social Service funds will enable more than 190 low-income grade school-age students to participate in summer activities at St. Frances Cabrini Academy, Centennial Christian Church, and Fairview Elementary and Woodland/Hanrahan Elementary Schools in the Jennings School District.

The weekday programs conducted by Provident, Inc. and Unleashing Potential will focus on academic support/enrichment, social and life skills, health and recreation, character development, and parent and family involvement. Each day, a nutritious meal or snack will be provided.

During FY 2018, ARCHS has issued 52 grants exceeding $7.7 million to area education and social service organizations to enhance the lives of thousands of area families living in poverty and facing disparities and disadvantages.

In addition to funding, ARCHS annually provides 16,000 hours of strategic evaluation, technical assistance, and professional development support to enhance the quality and delivery of programs that focus on early childhood, k-12, and adult learning.