Congratulations Healthy Start Schools!
Photo: The Orocho family with Goddard Principal Yuisa Perez Chionchio and Wrap Around Coordinator Elsa Rivera.
At an event at the State House on May 5th, the Eos Foundation proudly recognized eleven Worcester Public Schools along with other partners from 92 schools across 19 Massachusetts districts with $56,000 in grants for their commitment to support universal free, after the bell, breakfast in the classroom (BIC) as a powerful tool to fight childhood hunger, and boost academic achievement in our high-need communities. Over 41,000 students in high need schools benefit from these schools’ breakfast programs each school day.
Worcester had 11 schools who were granted $500.00 in unrestricted funds for maintaining 80% or higher average daily participation rates in school breakfast through after the bell BIC programs. BIC is view asthe model to best boost school breakfast participation, prepare children to learn each school day! The dedicated team efforts of these schools’ administrators, teachers, custodians, food service staff, school secretaries and nurses ensure hungry children in Massachusetts start their school day with a nutritious breakfast, ready to learn.
Please join us in recognizing the hard work and success of these inspiring school leaders as we continue to encourage addition schools to adopt effective after the bell BIC programming. Below is a complete listing of this year’s $500.00 award recipients:
2016 Healthy Start Award Recipient Schools:
Belmont Community School
Elm Park Community School
Goddard School of Science and Technology
Lincoln Street School
Francis J. McGrath Elementary School
Rice Square School
Union Hill School
Vernon Hill School
Wawecus Road School