Students at 12 Tacoma elementary schools will have access to new expanded learning opportunities on their campuses this school year thanks to a unique Whole Child partnership between Tacoma Public Schools, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and many local youth-serving organizations.
Five local organizations received grants to hire Expanded Learning Coordinators for on-site work at the 12 elementary schools. The Coordinators will serve as liaisons between schools and the on-site expanded learning program providers, managing logistics, sharing data, and connecting students to learning opportunities.
Students at these schools will be able to select from a range of programs including visual and performing arts, dance, coding, STEM, and sports. Opportunities for mentorship and academic support will be available as well.