SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Joint Venture Education Forum allotted $94,000 for the Army School Partnership Program, here, Nov. 10.

A cooperative venture between the Pacific Command and the Hawaii Department of Education, the JVEF supports the partnership between the Army and 51 Hawaii public schools.

Since 2001, the Army has received $1,794,416 to buy materials and supplies for long-term and short-term projects at the partnered schools. Funds are used for campus beautification and safety, mentoring and tutoring programs, library materials, supplemental reading and math materials, and military participation in school events like career days and read-a-thons.

The funds also support partnerships between the other armed services and public schools.

This school year alone, 147 public schools throughout Hawaii are receiving $275,000 from the JVEF.

Call the School Liaison Office at (808) 655-9818 for questions about the Joint Venture Education Forum or the Army School Partnership Program.

(Editor's Note: The School Liaison Office, USAG-HI, submitted content for this article.)

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