Glenda Stagg, Federal Coordinator at Clinton School District and Director of Clinton's Arkansas School of the 21st Century, recently got very good news from the Arkansas Department of Education. Clinton Junior High and Clinton High School have been awarded a 21CCLC grant to offer before- and after-school programs for students. Stagg collaborated with Deb Swink and her school-based mental health staff members to incorporate the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum into the grant RFP. Tammie Cloyes, Director of the ADE 21CCLC Programs, expressed enthusiasm regarding use of the Curriculum for older students. Two main focus areas of the after-school program will be Mutt-i-grees® and the Young Entrepreneurs program. The 21CCLC grant is a multi-year grant and will allow the students to participate in many exciting activities.
We recently heard from one of our leading schools in CA that the Curriculum will be implemented school-wide, involving 1400 students: “Our Curriculum and Assessment Council voted to use the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum school-wide for both Fenton Primary Center and Fenton Avenue Charter School for the 2011-2012 school year. The teachers that implemented the program this year had so many positive comments to share with our entire staff. One of the teachers commented that it was her "favorite" thing to teach during the week.