Lee County Schools look to tutoring, feeding children in need

Reporter: Nicole Lauren Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Lee County is considering a tutoring program directly targeting homeless children.

750 students enrolled in the Lee County School District are homeless. Thanks to a new grant, all of those students will have access to one-on-one assistance.

To be considered homeless, a child must lack a regular, fixed or adequate nighttime residence. That could mean a shelter, motel, car or even the street. The District already has a team in place working with their homeless students, called Project Access. The group helps students and parents with school enrollment, afterschool activities and providing things like backpacks and school supplies.

Project Access will be the ones to get students involved in this new program. The tutoring sessions can be one-on-one or in group settings, and they will take place at transition shelters and other locations across the county.

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