Ohio Gets 190 Applications For New Mentorship Grant Program

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State officials say banks, hospitals, universities and nonprofits are among those seeking to partner with Ohio schools under a new student-mentorship program.
The Ohio Department of Education says it has received 190 applications for the state’s new Community Connectors grants.
The program is a key education initiative from Gov. John Kasich. It aims to give students access to adult role models by providing $10 million in grants to help businesses, nonprofits, houses of worship, and other organizations partner with schools.
The education agency says more than 250 business, 225 faith- and values-based groups and 200 public school districts have requested the grants. They include United Way, Battelle and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The deadline for the grants was last week. The money will be awarded in April.