State awards nearly $7 million for after-school programs

New funding for New York schools

Governor Cuomo's office announced that 15 high-need school districts and community-based organizations across the state will get $6.8 million in new funding.

The Empire State After-School program will serve 4,250 students statewide. That includes Oswego County Opportunities in Fulton, which will get $104,000.

The governor's office says research shows children who take part in quality after-school programming are more likely to do better in school and avoid risky behavior.

With last year's $35 million commitment, the total number of Empire State After-School awards now totals $45 million.

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