Congressmen McGovern, Kennedy to Visit Leominster Schools to Celebrate New Funding, Speak on Public Service

LEOMINSTER, MA – Today, October 30th, Congressmen Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) will visit Leominster to celebrate new federal funding and speak to students on the importance of public service.

WHAT: Reps. McGovern, Kennedy Speak to Senior Class on Public Service
WHERE: Leominster High School, 122 Granit Street, Leominster
WHEN: Today, October 30, 2017 at 1:30PM – 2:10PM

Reps. McGovern and Kennedy will join Leominster High School leaders in addressing the senior class about their work in Congress to advocate for Massachusetts families, the importance of public service, and how each student can make a difference in their communities.

WHAT: Reps. McGovern, Kennedy Tour Sky View Middle School, Applaud New Funding
WHERE: Sky View Middle School, 500 Kennedy Way, Leominster
WHEN: Today, October 30, 2017 at 2:30PM – 3:00PM

Leominster Public Schools was recently awarded a new 21st Century Grant for FY18-FY20 of $375,000 (with $125,000 distributed each year) for Sky View Middle School to run an afterschool program and a 5-week summer program.

Reps. McGovern and Kennedy will speak about the importance of these programs. The new funding is designed to help close proficiency/opportunity gaps, increase student engagement, support social and emotional learning, and promote college and career readiness and success for high-need students. Students are provided with snacks, homework help, academic enrichments (activities targeted towards minimizing those achievement gaps), and transportation home at no cost to the family. Currently 40 students in grades 6th-8th participate.