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Coca-Cola donates $50,000 to Hawaii after-school program

The Coca-Cola Company donated a check for $50,000 Friday to a local nonprofit that provides support for intermediate and middle school programs.

R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii is part of Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui's Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health initiative.

"Because of Coca-Cola's generous donation, after-school learning programs for our keiki will be expanded," Tsutsui said.

More than 3,000 middle and intermediate public school students at 14 schools across the state are part of the R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawaii program this year. Studies have shown that after-school programs not only keep students safe and engaged in learning, but also help improve their academic performance, school attendance, behavior and health.

Twenty-one schools thus far have benefited from R.E.A.C.H. since it was launched in 2014.

To find out more, visit reachouthawaii.org.

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