State, local officials will help community celebrate $15 million, state-of-the-art school

State, local officials will help community celebrate $15 million, state-of-the-art school
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A new option for education will bring new opportunity for youth with the opening of Educare Flint, the newly opened school on the campus of Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary.

The $15 million, 34,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will welcome as many as 220 students will also welcome media, state and local dignitaries and other special community guests to tour the building Dec. 11.

Participants who’ll help celebrate Educare Flint’s opening include: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, State Sen. Jim Ananich, Mayor Karen Weaver, Genesee Intermediate School District Superintendent Lisa Hagel, superintendent, Community Foundation of Greater Flint President Isaiah Oliver, and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation President Ridgway White. Cynthia Jackson, senior vice president of Educare Learning Network, and the parent of an Educare Flint student will also address guests at the school, located at 1000 Gladwyn Street.

Largely funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Educare Flint is the vision of the Flint Early Childhood Collaborative, which also includes the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, University of Michigan-Flint, Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint Community Schools, and the state of Michigan. Among Educare’s distinctions will be a STEM (science, technology, education and mathematics) learning lab, play spaces for students and a resource area for teaching staff.

Educare Flint students will be hand for the tour, following the program from 10 a.m. to noon.

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