The United Way of Greenville County’s OnTrack Greenville program will receive $2.5 million in $500,000 increments over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools federal grant program.
The OnTrack program was created through partnership with the United Way of Greenville County, Communities in Schools of Greenville and Greenville County Schools to help students living in or near poverty graduate and achieve post-secondary success.
“This is a huge win for students in Greenville County, but especially for our most vulnerable children who are at greater risk of not finishing high school,” said United Way of Greenville County president and CEO Meghan Barp. “This grant will allow us to continue building upon the great work already underway through OnTrack Greenville and expand its reach to even more students and their families.”
The program was launched in 2015 at Berea Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, Tanglewood Middle School and Greenville Early College and works to address challenges faced by participating students and their families. OnTrack Greenville serves more than 2,200 middle school students and nearly 800 high school students.
For more information, visit ontrackgreenville.org.