-NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Cray Youth and Family Services in New Castle has been awarded at $10,000 grant from the American Express Foundation to support remedial education programs in Lawrence County.
The money will pay for educational computer software for the Cray Challenges Program, which helps students threatened with academic failure.
The grant, coupled with the donation of 10 Gateway 2000 computers from Shenango High School, will enable Cray to establish a new computer learning lab that will go into operation in time for the 2002-2003 school year.
It will use software developed by Pace Learning Systems to provide remedial instruction in reading and mathematics.
Eugene Gabriel, a financial adviser with American Express Financial Advisors in New Castle, and Brian Greer of American Express Travel Related Services, helped secure the grant.
Cray Youth and Family Services provides services to at-risk and troubled youth whose problems include a history of abuse, emotional disturbances, family conflict, behavior problems and school problems.