Neil Armstrong Middle School has won a $25,000 grant from the Department of Education for its after-school program.
The school received the 21st Century Community Learning grant to support its Community Learning Center and its variety of after-school offerings. Specifically, those that help push the federal agency's initiative for more offerings in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
At the CLC, NAMS students can get homework help; use the library; join clubs for science, reading, and technology; or participate in programs for art, recreation, and dance. Students who live more than a mile-and-a-half from school can get snacks and transportation home.
Most of the activities offered are free of charge.