Blue Ridge Elementary receives $9,000 grant

<p>Walla Walla logo (courtesy Creative Commons)</p>

Walla Walla logo (courtesy Creative Commons)

From Walla Walla Public Schools:

The Trustees of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $9,000 to Blue Ridge Elementary.

The grant is made from the First Fruits Fund, a component of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation.

Principal Kim Doepker says the funds will be used for an afterschool girls club and boys club which focus on self-esteem and physical fitness.

In addition, Blue Ridge staff are working with the YMCA to organize intramurals during lunch time.

"The goal is the healthy whole child," Doepker said. "We have the fruits and vegetables twice a week and we couple this with physical fitness and education!"