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Tulsa Debate League awarded $1 million dollar, five-year grant to grow program at Will Rogers College Middle and High School

The Tulsa Debate League has been awarded a major grant from Oklahoma's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program aimed at expanding services for students at Will Rogers College Middle and High School! The more than $1 million, five-year Title IV, Part B - Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant will bring nearly $225,000 in funding to the program in its first year.

Ross Faith, Executive Director of the Tulsa Debate League said: "This is a renewal of our existing grant, supporting our afterschool partnership with Rogers and The Opportunity Project. The total award is just over $1,000,000 for five years - almost double the amount of the last award.

"We are excited to partner with Will Rogers and Tulsa Public Schools as we grow an afterschool program that served close to 400 students last year."

In a letter to the Tulsa Debate League, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said: "The primary goal of this investment is to provide quality expanded learning opportunities to Oklahoma students who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic with high-quality, comprehensive out-of-school time services." 

Click here to read more about the Tulsa Debate League and click here to read about the debate team at Rogers College Middle and High School.