Nonprofit's 8GA program aims to extend learning day for 8th graders to support them through high school and beyond


8ga-programIf a child can succeed in the 8th grade, he or she has a greater chance of graduating high school, attending college and securing a good-paying job. That’s why AT&T is supporting Citizen Schools’ expansion of its national 8th Grade Academy (8GA) program this fall with a $250,000 contribution through AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative.

Launched 20 years ago, Citizen Schools is a national educational nonprofit focused on extending the learning day...

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