Kids on Course will expand to Grant Elementary School.
Kids on Course, a program fully funded by the Zach Johnson Foundation, will expand its reach to include Grant Elementary School with the start of the new school year.
“This is exactly what we were hoping for from day one,” said Johnson, PGA Tour player and Cedar Rapids native. “That Kids on Course would make a big difference and then reach even more children and their families by working within more schools.”
“When the staff at Grant learned we were being considered as a Kids on Course school we were overjoyed,” noted Monica Frey, Grant Principal. “We cannot wait to start bringing what this program offers to our students and families.”
Kids on Course recently completed its pilot phase after three years at Van Buren and Harrison elementary schools. The program places program staff in the schools to provide tutoring and mentoring, after-school activities, family engagement outreach, and mental health supports.
More than 750 students were involved through the two schools. With the addition of Grant, Kids on Course has the potential to impact more than 1,000 children and their families.