By Todd Cohen
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Up to 12 Guilford County elementary schools will serve their communities as all-day learning centers, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds to the United Way of Greater Greensboro and the United Way of Greater High Point.
The initiative, launched in 1996 at Hampton Elementary School in Greensboro and Fairview Elementary in High Point, now operates at four elementary schools in Greensboro and two in High Point, with two more being planned.
With the two-year grant, the program will grow to a total of 12 schools.
Guilford is one of 11 communities throughout the U.S. that have received a total of $3.4 million for the program, which is designed to help schools offer activities for youngsters and their families during non-school hours.