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Cow Creek foundation grant expands parent education opportunities in Douglas County

More Douglas County families will be able to benefit from parenting education opportunities, thanks to a grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to the Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition.

The foundation awarded $7,500 to the Parenting Hub on June 23. The money will be used to implement parenting education programming throughout Douglas County in the 2015-16 school year.

Summertime schedule begins

Through Aug. 10, Douglas ESD hours to the public are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some departments may be working on Friday, though the office is closed that day. Stay hydrated, apply that sunscreen and have a great summer! We look forward soon to gearing up for another great academic year.

Summer meals help bridge the gap

Here's an important message from the state Department of Education:

When school lets out for the summer, thousands of Oregon children lose access to breakfast, lunch, and after-school meals that are available during the regular school year.  Many children and families rely on these school meals to supplement what is available at home. The USDA Summer Food Service Program helps to fill this gap by providing free, nutritious meals to children and teens over the summer months. 

Promise grows in the Umpqua Valley, vol 1, no. 2

The second edition of our local Promise of Oregon newsletter celebrates our recent graduates and has information on a funding opportunity for tomorrow's high school graduates. Go Douglas County kids!

Registration still being accepted for 10th annual PartnerSports Camp

There's still time to register for the YMCA-Douglas ESD Partner Sports Camp, taking place July 14-24.

Applications for campers are available HERE. Applications for partners are available HERE.

Dream$avers helps kids triple savings for after high school

NeighborWorks Umpqua has an Individual Development Account program called Dream$avers that matches students monthly savings at a 3:1 ratio with IDA funds, meaning for every dollar a student saves toward college they get three dollars in grant money, up to a total of $12,000. Children as young as 12 years old can start saving today! 

See the application HERE.