The program aims to give a boost to children affected by the pandemic

OHIO – Now that children have returned to school, more opportunities have opened up for families to help their children boost their learning.

What do you want to know

  • Families of four earning around $79,000 are eligible for $500 credits to boost their children’s learning
  • Accessible activities include academic tutoring, enrichment programs and camps
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The Ohio Department of Education is offering hundreds of dollars in credit to help children whose learning has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.

“Legislators were very aware that families and especially children had been negatively impacted by the pandemic and they wanted to provide a program that allowed families to have choices about what would help their children,” said Colleen Grady, officer program principal at Ohio. Department of Education. “And so the ACE Childhood Enrichment Program was born.”

Students ages 6 to 18 in families earning 300% or less of the federal poverty level can get a $500 credit to access a number of activities under the Education Savings Program for Higher Education. enrichment of children after school. The goal is to help children recover from the effects of the pandemic academically and socially.

Grady said they are already starting to see a positive impact the program is having on families and their children. Children can participate in activities such as school tutoring, before and after school enrichment programs, camps and field trips.

Ryan H. Bowman