In addition to learning, students enjoy going to school for many reasons. It provides an opportunity to see their friends, develop their social skills, engage in enrichment activities and interact with other caring adults in their life. For many kids, school also provides access to healthy meals and nutritious foods to nourish their bodies as well as their minds. While a majority of students have been engaged in virtual and distance learning during the pandemic, school meal programs have continued in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County.
The largest portion of the City of Harrisonburg’s CARES Act funding allocated for nonprofits went to Horizons Learning Foundation. They received $102,700 to provide scholarships for 48 Harrisonburg City Public Schools students in grades kindergarten to seventh. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County was also granted $10,000 for full-day child care as well as educational support and meals for 55 city public school students ages 5 to 12. Read more . . .