PNC Grow Up Great and Detroit Public Schools Announce First-ever Summer School Programs in Science and the Arts for Pre-K Students

May 27, 2010

2010-05-27 (PRWEB)

PNC Foundation investment leverages resources of Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Detroit Science Center and Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts on behalf of underserved children

PNC Grow Up Great Program(PRWEB) May 27, 2010 — The PNC Foundation today announced a $2.1 million investment with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, the Detroit Science Center and the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts to establish new programs in science and the arts for underserved preschool children in the Detroit Public Schools.

The investment is part of the local launch of PNC Grow Up Great, a 10-year, $100 million initiative to improve early childhood education. Starting in June, the Detroit Public Schools will offer these two disciplines for the first time ever in a pilot summer program that will continue into the school year. In addition, Kristen McDonald, senior program manager with the Skillman Foundation, has been named to the Grow Up Great Advisory Council.

PNC’s commitment leverages the experience of the Detroit Science Center and the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts to create new programs in preschool teacher training, add activities to enhance the arts and sciences curriculum of the Detroit Public Schools pre-k program and engage parents in their children’s learning experiences. Following completion of the pilot, the program will continue for an additional two school years and will include an independent evaluation of its success.

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