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Starting Strong will begin accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year in January.
Starting Strong will begin accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year in January.
September 9, 2016

Rapid City Allocates $250,000 to Starting Strong Program

The Rapid City Council allocated $250,000 to Early Childhood Connections’ Starting Strong program. This is the first time the city has provided funds to Starting Strong, according to KOTA TV News.

Starting Strong provides scholarships to 3- and 4-year-old low-income children to attend quality preschool programs. This year, the program provided scholarships for over 60 students to receive early education at no cost. Mayor Steve Allender noted that although the rewards of this investment may not be seen immediately, the city will see higher high school graduation rates and a more viable workforce over time.  

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