Norcross High School Foundation receives $22,500 in grants

The Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence recently received two grants that it will use to support an after school program.

Overall, the grants are worth $22,500, and they come from the Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia, which gave $10,000, and the Waffle House Foundation, which gave $12,500.

The money will be used for the After School Matters program, which targets academically at-risk ninth- and 10th-grade students with limited family economic resources. The mission of the program is to raise the graduation rate and prepare students for a career or college path. The vision of the program is to increase a student’s engagement with school, cultivate talent, lift self-confidence and decrease the likelihood of risky behaviors.