Days Creek Charter School District was awarded an almost $2,500 grant from the Lilja Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.

The grant was awarded last fall and being used for an after-school program called DiscoveryU. The mentorship-based program which pairs school staff, professionals and community members with students to introduce students to new ideas and topics. The goal is to create learning opportunities on such subjects as team building, leadership, communication, trust, problem solving, collaboration and coaching.

“Our school community is always eager to provide students with opportunities to learn and grow. The grant from the Lilja Family Fund is greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue serving our students in caring, creative and innovative ways,” Steve Woods, Days Creek Charter School superintendent, said in a press release.

According to the press release, the $2,495 grant allowed the district to purchase a Fort Knox kit, a hands-on and team-building learning repository. The kit includes more than twenty activities that challenge students to work together and solve problems.

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Erica Welch is the special sections editor for The News-Review, mother of two and a native of Roseburg. She is an alumni of RHS, UCC and Western Oregon University. Contact her at or 541-957-4218.

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