The University of Texas at Tyler Ingenuity Center has been awarded an $11 million grant to expand afterschool programs administered to improve student performance in middle schools. This five-year grant, awarded by the Texas Education Agency, is the largest in the university's history.
The unique afterschool projects, called University Academies, are designed to offer direct afterschool academic assistance, as well as significant enrichment opportunities to disadvantaged middle school students – ultimately developing their levels of both college and career readiness.
UT Tyler has administered programs funded by the first grant at Fruitvale Independent School District and Tyler ISD’s Boulter Engineering Prep Middle School, Dogan Middle School and Stewart Middle School. With this subsequent grant, the programs will expand to include TISD’s Hogg Middle School, Hubbard Middle School and Moore Middle School, as well as Chapel Hill Middle School, Winona ISD, Azleway Charter School and Azleway Charter School-Willow Bend.