Stark School receives grant to fill the latest learning gap


According to a press release, the Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children recently received a grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton to provide Golden Key students with a year-long education. The Golden Key provides education and intervention for students with autism and developmental disabilities.

The Golden Key developed The Gap program when his team’s research found that his students’ education and functional skills dropped more due to the COVID-19 shutdown. That slide was a bigger issue with the unique learning styles and breaks in education that emerged in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Gap program allows each student at The Golden Key to attend a half-day, specialized session, either individually or in small groups, once a week for eight weeks. The half-day session for each student includes academic, intervention, arts program, life skills, and general life skills.

The Gap program, funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, began June 7th and will last through August 6th, Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 12 pm. The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children is a non-profit, non-public, accredited charter school.

Foundation continues to accept student loan applications

The Canton Student Loan Foundation continues to accept low interest loan applications for Stark County graduates. The loans are free of charge and the student loan does not earn interest while studying.

Eligible candidates must be a Stark County High School graduate, have and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and be a full-time student (12 credit hours or more per semester). There are loans for undergraduate degrees and expenses. Only current borrowers can apply for a college loan. Students can borrow a maximum of $ 12,000 for undergraduate studies. An additional $ 8,000 is available for loan for graduate school programs.

For more information, visit or contact 330-493-0020 or [email protected] To access the online application, go to

Local student receives one of nine Case Farms grants

Kiowa Looney of Wooster has received one of nine scholarships for children of Case Farms employees through the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship Program. He is the son of Jeff Looney at the Massillon feed mill. He attends Ashland University with a major in business administration.

The nine grants totaled $ 31,500. To date, Case Farms has awarded $ 204,500 in college scholarships to 67 children of its employees through the program launched in 2006 by Case Farms founder Thomas Shelton. The award honors longtime Case Farms employee Leroy Cook, a former Senior Vice President of Operations for the company.

Walsh University Receives Grant to Meet Behavioral Health Needs

According to a press release, Walsh University’s School of Behavioral and Health Sciences has awarded a $ 1.9 million grant.

The new Counselors & Occupational Therapists Professionally Engaged in the Community Program aims to empower regional health workers in needy populations and high-demand areas through interprofessional education and training between two of Walsh’s Masters programs in Occupational Therapy and Counseling and Human Development. The four-year scholarship will enhance these two programs through interprofessional education and training for students, faculty and clinical supervisors.

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