Warwick Public Schools has received a $37,365 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation that enables the district to start and maintain a Middle School Induction Program, a summer initiative designed to help students successfully navigate the sometimes-difficult academic transition from elementary to middle school.

“We are grateful to the Rhode Island Foundation not only for this generous grant, but also for the recognition of the innovative programs we are developing in the Warwick Public Schools system,” said Warwick Public Schools superintendent Phil Thornton. “It is this kind of support that continues to enhance the programs, policies, and educational opportunities here in Warwick.”

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. In 2016, the Foundation awarded a record $45 million in grants to organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities.