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(11/04/04, Denver, CO) Columbine Elementary School offers many different after school programs for their students. Lights On After School!, a partnership of the Mayor's Office for Education and Children, Denver Public Schools Foundation and Mile High United Way, announced grants totaling $955,000 to more than 75 elementary and middle schools in Denver Public Schools and agencies serving youth in the community Programs will offer a wide variety of arts, academics and athletics one to five days a week. Examples include: competitive after-school sports for more than 4,000 students, tutoring and homework help, math and technology instruction, nutrition education, choir, dance and other activities designed to offer students positive, safe learning environments after school hours. Jerry Rocha, 5, (K), Hamzatt Azim, 6 (K), Christopher Tafoya, 6 (1), his twin sister Christie Tafoya, 6 (1) and Nashon Miles, 5 (K) practice a left kick while learning non-contact martial arts in the school cafeteria. The class helps with attention and self discipline, plus it works out some of that energy... (Judy Walgren, Rocky Mountain News)

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