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Three schools in Wayne County get $1M grants for youth services

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Three school districts in Wayne County have secured significant grant funding from the U.S. Justice Department, aimed at bolstering youth services within their communities.

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The Sodus Central School District was granted $1,000,000 to collaborate with the Wayne County Partnership and Ibero, concentrating their efforts on supporting migrant farmworkers and their families. In contrast, the Lyons Central School District received $998,874 to back its Resiliency, Equity, and Safety Initiative, a program crafted to meet the unique challenges youth encounter in underserved rural areas. The North Rose-Wolcott Central School District was awarded $998,826 for its Improving School Safety through Early Intervention Initiative, targeting 9th and 10th graders at risk of falling behind or quitting school prematurely.

Additionally, the Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services garnered a grant of $999,987. This funding aims to assist at-risk students and their educators across 25 school districts in Wayne, Seneca, and Ontario Counties, emphasizing the mitigation of social-emotional and mental health issues.