Knox College receives thousands of dollars to aid Student Outreach Program

From the Daily Review Atlas:

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) announced Knox College will receive a $35,000 service-learning grant for their Galesburg Enrichment Mentoring program.

The Knox College project will provide mentoring and enrichment to Galesburg-area high school and elementary students through a Junior Great Books program.

Knox College is one of 82 community organizations or schools to receive a service-learning, youth-led grant across the United States and Canada. More than 1,100 grant requests were received by the Board.

“The students at Knox College are working to address the serious achievement gap in their area,” said YAB board member Armand Ontiveros. “This mentoring program will be a great start to closing that gap.”

Said Stephen Schroth of Knox’s educational studies department, “The State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant symbolizes so much that is great about Knox. Danny Gonshorek and the students who worked on this proposal created an exciting new project that brings together what is best about the college, the community and the sense of cohesion and cooperation between the two.”

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See also the Galesburg Register-Mail.